Former Coug Klay Thompson returned after a one game absence, but the Golden State Warriors still find themselves down 3-1 against the Toronto Raptors in the NBA Finals. Thompson scored a team-high 28 points on 11-of-18 shooting as he tries for his fourth championship ring.
The WSU alum, who will have his number retired next season, returned after missing Game 3 with a bum hamstring. The Warriors are also missing Kevin Durant and just don’t seem like the Golden State Warriors of old.
Of course, these are still the Warriors, so it wouldn’t shock anybody if they came back and won the series. Four rings on Thompson’s fingers would look a little better than three when he helps raise his number to the Beasley Coliseum rafters next season.
WSU alums playing in an NBA Finals has become a common thing this decade. First it was Aron Baynes winning a title in San Antonio, and then Thompson’s Warriors went on their run. It’s amazing that Golden State is playing in its fifth straight finals.
Whether you’re a Warriors fan or not (honestly, I’ve watched more NBA the past few weeks because of Thompson then I have in probably the last 15 years), here’s to hoping Thompson and crew can roll off three straight and win that fourth title in five seasons.
Either one of Calvin Jackson Jr. and Marcos Strong is lying, or they’re both pulling our chain:
I think it’s the indoor facility— Calvin Jackson Jr (@C_jackson0) June 7, 2019
Spoiler it’s new uniforms with new color ways— Nemo (@mstrong37) June 7, 2019
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