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Klay Thompson puts up 40 points in another Warriors win

Klay Thompson has been as good as "Cougar Gold" for Golden State this season, and his play has been one of the reasons the Warriors have a shot at 73 wins.

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The Golden State Warriors are an incredible 65-7 this year, with a chance to win more games than any team in NBA history. Reigning MVP wonder kid Steph Curry is lighting up every court he steps on, but he isn't the only one ballin out for the Warriors.

Splash Bro number two, Klay Thompson, and his outstanding play is sometimes missed by the media due to the frenzy caused by Curry. It is beyond difficult now a days to turn on ESPN and not see a Curry buzzer beater or his pre-game dribbling drill. Meanwhile the second member of the Splash Bros squad is quietly destroying the competition.

Take last night's game against the Dallas Mavericks for example. Klay dropped a 40 burger in the 128-120 win and his only major highlight from the game was when he celebrated too early and then dropped a pass from Curry. The best part of the video though comes when Klay drains a long three from the top of the arc and SportsCenter anchor Neil Everett proclaims "Cougar Gold".

Someone needs to send Mr. Levy some Cougar gold.

This season, Thompson is averaging 22.4 points a contest (11th highest in the NBA), scoring 3.5 three point shots a game (2nd most a game in the NBA) and shooting just over 43 percent from downtown (5th best in the NBA).

And when the Splash Bros are combining for 65 to 75 points a night, it is nearly impossible to beat them.

As the Warriors chase history Klay is starting to heat up, averaging 26 points a game during his last 10 appearances on the hardwood. And everyone knows that once Klay starts feeling it, he can be lights out. Remember what he did in the 3rd quarter against the Kings last season?

The NBA may be Steph Curry's show, but "Cougar Gold" is doing just fine.


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