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HCA: Klay Thompson helps lead Warriors to win over Cavaliers on Christmas Day

Thompson finished with 24 points in the win in the 2017 NBA Finals rematch

NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

With just under two minutes remaining in the rematch of the 2017 NBA Finals, and every finals since 2015 for that matter, Lebron James tied the game up at 92. From then on it was all Klay Thompson, who scored the Golden State Warriors final seven points to give them a 99-92 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The former Coug hit a three with a minute and a half remaining in the game to give the Warriors a 95-92 lead. Thompson was fouled with :18 seconds remaining and hit his two free throws. He then sealed the game with just under 10 seconds left when he hauled in a defensive rebound and was fouled and hit his final two free throws to push their lead to 7.

Thompson has had to step up while the Warriors have been without fellow splash bro and point guard Stephen Curry since December 4th who sprained his ankle going for a steal.

In comparison to December and November, Thompson has been playing an additional four minutes per game and increased his assists per game from 2.1 to 3. Without Curry being there, Thompson has scored an additional two points per game to average 21.5.

Thompson finished his Christmas day game going 8-15 from the field and 4-7 from deep with 7 rebounds and finished with 24 points, one point off team leader Kevin Durant.

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