Klay Thompson’s shooting touch seems playoff-ready.
The Golden State guard scored 22 of his 34 points in the first quarter and the Warriors beat Phoenix for the 15th consecutive time, 117-100 on Sunday night in the final home game of the Suns’ awful season.
It was good to get into a good rhythm, especially with a game left in the season, Thompson said. You want to have some great momentum going into this playoff stretch.
Kevin Durant added 17 points and nine assists for the Warriors, whose winning streak against Phoenix is a franchise record for a single opponent.
But that is more luck of the draw than anything, he said. I am glad we got through this game in a good way health-wise and did some good things and one more to go.
Thompson scored 19 consecutive Warriors points in the first quarter, going 9 for 11 from the field and 4 for 6 on 3s in the period.
Elite Kids Tom Waddle Jersey That was a scorching first quarter, Kerr said. That was fun to watch. He had the arena pretty excited too every time he went up for a shot. He had it rolling.
Eric Bledsoe had 22 points and 10 assists, and the Carl Davis Authentic Jersey Bucks moved into a tie for sixth place in the East with a 115-102 victory over the New York Knicks on Saturday night.
Khris Middleton also scored 22 points for the Bucks, who joined Miami with a 43-37 record. The Heat were blown out by the Knicks at Madison Square Garden a night earlier but the Bucks avoided the same fate despite playing without All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo because of a sore right ankle.
The No. 6 seed would be looking at facing Philadelphia, which has won 13 straight games, or LeBron James and Cleveland. The team that ends up seventh draws a second-seeded Boston team that has lost All-Star guard Kyrie Irving for the season.
They got a great a basketball team and a great coach, Bledsoe said. Obviously they’re missing a couple of key players but at the same time they were playing well without those guys in the lineup.