Klay Thompson
American basketball player
Klay Thompson
Klay Alexander Thompson is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is the son of former NBA first overall draft pick Mychal Thompson. He played high school basketball at Santa Margarita Catholic High School and college basketball at Washington State University.
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NBA: Warriors (47-9) roll into All-Star break
LATimes - 9 days
Klay Thompson scored 10 of his 35 points during a big third-quarter run and the Golden State Warriors beat the visiting Sacramento Kings, 109-86, on Wednesday night.  Kevin Durant had 21 points as the Warriors bounced back from a loss in Denver two nights earlier to head into the All-Star break...
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NBA-Highlights of Friday's NBA games
Yahoo News - 14 days
Heat 108, Nets 99 Reserve James Johnson scored a season-high 26 points and the Miami Heat extended their winning streak to 13 games with a 108-99 comeback victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night. Goran Dragic had 21 points for Miami (24-30), which outscored Brooklyn 50-30 in the final 19:24. Warriors 122, Grizzlies 107 Klay Thompson scored 36 points and Golden State rolled past Memphis at FedExForum Thompson tied his season high for made 3-pointers as he went 8 of 15.
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Warriors crush short-handed Bulls, Spurs and Cavs win
Yahoo News - 16 days
The Golden State Warriors bounced back in a big way, romping to a wire-to-wire 123-92 NBA victory over the under-manned Chicago Bulls in Oakland. Klay Thompson celebrated his 27th birthday by sinking six three-pointers en route to a game-high 28 points for the Warriors, who were shocked by the Kings in Sacramento on Saturday. The Warriors haven't lost back-to-back games since April of 2015.
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Warriors' Thompson eyes All-Star three-point repeat
Yahoo News - 22 days
New York (AFP) - Defending champion Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors and 2013 winner Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers head the field for the NBA All-Star three-point shooting contest announced on Thursday.
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NBA-Highlights of Wednesday's NBA games
Yahoo News - 23 days
Warriors 126, Hornets 111 Stephen Curry bombed in six 3-pointers in the first quarter, paving the way to a 39-point performance that propelled Golden State to a thumping of Charlotte. Curry (11-for-15) and Klay Thompson (6-for-10) combined for 17 3-pointers as the Warriors set franchise records for threes in a quarter (nine) and a half (15) en route to season-best 21. Thompson finished with 29 points to go with a career-high-tying eight assists, and Kevin Durant added 18 points, helping the Warriors record a sixth straight win over the Hornets and an eighth in a row at home against Eastern Conference competition this season.
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Thunder's Westbrook earns sixth All-Star selection
Yahoo News - 29 days
(Reuters) - Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook, a notable absentee from the starting line-ups for next month's All-Star Game, was selected among the reserves for the marquee exhibition game, the NBA announced on Thursday. Westbrook, averaging a league-best 30.7 points per game this season, gets the nod for the Western Conference reserves along with Gordon Hayward of the Utah Jazz, DeAndre Jordan of the LA Clippers, Sacramento Kings' DeMarcus Cousins, Memphis Grizzlies' Marc Gasol, and Draymond Green and Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors. ...
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Warriors 126, Cavaliers 91: Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson Lead Warriors’ Rout of Cavaliers
NYTimes - about 1 month
Curry scored 20 points and had a season-best 11 assists, Thompson finished with 26 points, and Golden State rolled at Oracle Arena.
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NBA-Butler latest to pass 50-points
Yahoo News - about 2 months
Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler became the latest player to record a 50-point performance on Monday as the NBA appears headed for a record-breaking season. Butler scored 52 points as the Bulls beat the Charlotte Hornets 118-111 and became the eighth player this season to achieve more than 50-points in a game, tying the single season record. Houston's James Harden scored 53 points two days ago, while Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook, Boston's Isaiah Thomas, Sacramento's DeMarcus Cousins, Washington's John Wall, New Orleans' Anthony Davis and Golden State's Klay Thompson have all also achieved what was once a rare feat.
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Warriors spoil DeRozan's record achievement
Yahoo News - about 2 months
(The Sports Xchange) - Klay Thompson scored 12 of his 21 points in Golden State's 42-point first quarter on Wednesday, which propelled the Warriors to a 121-111 victory over the Toronto Raptors. Despite seeing a seven-game road winning streak end, the Raptors experienced a historic moment when DeMar DeRozan became the franchise's all-time leading scorer, surpassing Chris Bosh with the 15th of his team-high 29 points. DeRozan, currently in his eighth NBA season, finished the game with 10,290 career points, 15 more than Bosh, who played his first seven seasons for Toronto.
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NBA-Highlights of Sunday's NBA games
Yahoo News - 2 months
Highlights of National Basketball Association games on Sunday: Cavaliers 109, Warriors 108 Kyrie Irving's turnaround jumper over Klay Thompson with 3.4 seconds left gave the Cleveland Cavaliers a thrilling 109-108 victory on Sunday in an NBA Finals rematch against the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors led most of the game and extended their lead to 94-80 with LeBron James resting on the bench early in the fourth quarter.
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Warriors find their way past Pistons
Yahoo News - 2 months
(The Sports Xchange) - Kevin Durant fired in 32 points and the Golden State Warriors overcame a season-high 22 turnovers to down the Detroit Pistons 119-113 on Friday. Stephen Curry had 25 points and eight assists for the Warriors (27-4), who won their seventh straight heading into their Christmas Day showdown with Eastern Conference leader Cleveland. Klay Thompson added 17 points and JaVale McGee chipped in 15. Warriors forward Draymond Green, who flew back to the Bay Area on Thursday for the birth of his son, contributed five points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists. ...
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Warriors play keep away with undermanned Knicks
Yahoo News - 2 months
Klay Thompson scored a game-high 25 points as the Golden State Warriors posted their fifth straight victory over the shorthanded New York Knicks with a 103-90 win. JaVale McGee made the most of a rare start by tallying 17 points for the Warriors who improved to a league best 23-4 with the win. The Warriors remarkably recorded assists on every basket until the streak was broken late in the third period by a driving hoop by reserve guard Ian Clark.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Klay Thompson
  • 2016
    The following night, he was named a Western Conference All-Star reserve for the 2016 NBA All-Star Game, earning his second straight All-Star nod.
    More Details Hide Details On February 13, he competed in the All-Star Weekend's Three-Point Contest and won the event after defeating Stephen Curry and Devin Booker in the final round. On March 25, he scored 40 points against the Dallas Mavericks. Two days later, he had another 40-point game against the Philadelphia 76ers, scoring 40 points in consecutive games for the first time in his career. On April 7, Thompson scored 14 points against the San Antonio Spurs, helping the Warriors become the second team in NBA history to win 70 games in a season.
  • 2015
    After winning the NBA championship in 2015, Thompson and his father became the fourth father-son duo to each win an NBA title as players, joining Matt Guokas, Sr. and Jr.; Rick and Brent Barry; and Bill and Luke Walton.
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    On March 8, 2015, Thompson hit 3 three-pointers against the Los Angeles Clippers to pass head coach Steve Kerr (726) on the NBA's all-time list.
    More Details Hide Details On March 17, he was ruled out for 7–10 days with a sprained ankle. That season, Stephen Curry broke his own record for three-pointers (286), and Thompson again finished second in the league (239) as the two combined to make 525 threes, surpassing their previous record by 41. On June 7, in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, Thompson scored a playoff career-high 34 points in a losing effort to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Warriors went on to defeat the Cavaliers in six games to win the NBA championship and end the franchise's 40-year championship drought. Thompson began the season averaging 17.2 points per game over his first 21 games, but failed to record a 30-point game over that stretch. That streak ended on December 8, as he scored a then season-high 39 points on 13-of-21 shooting in a 131–123 win over the Indiana Pacers, helping the Warriors extend their unbeaten record to start the season to 23–0. The Warriors' NBA-record start ended after 24 wins when they lost to the Milwaukee Bucks 108–95 on December 12. In the Warriors' next game, on December 16, Thompson scored 27 of his then season-high 43 points in the third quarter of their 128–103 win over the Phoenix Suns. On January 8, he recorded his third consecutive game with 30 or more points, finishing with 36 points in a 128–108 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.
    On January 29, 2015, Thompson was named a reserve for the 2015 Western Conference All-Star team for the first time in his career.
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    On January 23, 2015, Thompson scored a career-high 52 points, with 11 three-pointers, in a 126–101 win over the Sacramento Kings.
    More Details Hide Details In the third quarter of that game, he scored an NBA-record 37 points for a single quarter, going 13-for-13 from the field, including nine three-pointers (also a league record for a single quarter). The 13 field goals tied David Thompson's (no relation) record for a quarter.
    In 2015, he helped lead the Warriors to their first NBA championship since 1975.
    More Details Hide Details Thompson was born in Los Angeles to Julie and Mychal Thompson. His mother was a volleyball player in college, and his dad was the first overall pick of the 1978 NBA draft. At age 2, Thompson's family moved to Lake Oswego, Oregon, where he was childhood friends and Little League teammates with fellow future NBA star Kevin Love.
  • 2014
    On October 31, 2014, Thompson signed a four-year contract extension with the Warriors.
    More Details Hide Details The next day, he scored a then career-high 41 points in the Warriors' 127-104 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.
    Thompson and the Warriors entered the 2014 NBA playoffs as the sixth seed in the Western Conference and were matched up with the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round; they lost the series in seven games.
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  • 2013
    On May 8, 2013, Thompson recorded a playoff career-high 34 points against San Antonio, hitting 8 out of 9 three point attempts, along with a career-high 14 rebounds.
    More Details Hide Details Thompson and the Warriors would go on to lose to the Spurs in six games. In the opening game for the Warriors, Thompson scored a season-high 38 points, including 5-of-7 three-pointers. He and Curry set an NBA record for 484 combined threes on the season, besting by one the record they set the previous year. Thompson averaged 18.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists on the year.
    On January 29, 2013, Thompson scored a season-high 32 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
    More Details Hide Details Warriors coach Mark Jackson said that Thompson and Stephen Curry formed the best shooting duo in NBA history. That season, the two combined made 483 three-pointers, the most ever by an NBA duo. The Warriors defeated the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the playoffs and would be matched up against the San Antonio Spurs.
  • 2012
    As of mid-February 2012, Thompson played around 17 minutes per game, but he played an average 30 minutes per game during the next month.
    More Details Hide Details At the end of the season, Thompson was voted to the NBA NBA All-Rookie First Team.
    The NBA did not select Thompson for the 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend Rising Stars Challenge.
    More Details Hide Details However, in the four games after that decision, Thompson improved in all areas of basketball over his current season averages: points per game (12.5 over 7.6), shooting percentage (54.3% overall including 55.6% for three-pointers, up from 46.7 and 48.1), rebounds (2.8 from 1.6), assists (1.5 from 1.3), steals, and turnovers. The Warriors traded Ellis to the Milwaukee Bucks on March 13, 2012. The following game, Thompson scored a season-high 26 points in a loss to the Boston Celtics. A week later, he exceeded his previous high with 27 points in a win over the New Orleans Hornets.
  • 2011
    Thompson declared for, and opted to remain in, the 2011 NBA draft after his junior season.
    More Details Hide Details He was selected 11th overall by the Golden State Warriors. This pick of a guard prompted speculation that the Warriors would trade starting guard Monta Ellis. Warriors general manager Larry Riley praised Thompson for his shooting ability and expressed confidence that Thompson would improve his defensive skills with new coach Mark Jackson.
    In the 2011 Pac-10 tournament, he set tournament records with 43 points and 8 three pointers.
    More Details Hide Details Thompson finished the season by setting WSU's single season scoring record with 733 points. He is WSU's 3rd all-time leading scorer.
    Thompson was selected in the first round of the 2011 NBA draft by Golden State with the 11th overall pick.
    More Details Hide Details In 2014, he and teammate Stephen Curry set a then NBA record with 484 combined three-pointers in a season, as the pair were given the nickname the "Splash Brothers". Thompson is a two-time NBA All-Star and a two-time All-NBA Third Team honoree.
  • 2009
    He also won gold as a member of the Under-19 national team at the 2009 FIBA Under-19 World Championship.
    More Details Hide Details Thompson, born in Los Angeles, is the son of Mychal Thompson, born in Nassau, Bahamas and who came to the United States in his younger years. Mychal Thompson was a basketball player and first overall pick of the 1978 NBA draft. He played for Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Lakers. Klay's mother is Julie Leslie a college volleyball player with the University of Portland and University of San Francisco. His older brother, Mychel, played basketball for Pepperdine University and has played in the NBA Development League, while his younger brother, Trayce, is a Major League Baseball player with the Chicago White Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Thompson faced controversy when he was suspended for his final regular season game at WSU after being issued a misdemeanor criminal citation for marijuana possession.
  • 2008
    Considered as a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Thompson was listed as the No. 6 shooting guard and the No. 51 player in the nation in 2008.
    More Details Hide Details As a freshman, Thompson started all 33 games at Washington State University. He was named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team and Collegehoops.net All-Freshman Honorable Mention Team after leading his team in 3-point field goal percentage and free throw percentage, and averaging 12.5 points per game. Thompson began his sophomore season by leading the Cougars to the Great Alaska Shootout Championship, of which he was named Most Outstanding Player after scoring a tournament single game record of 43 points in the championship game. This was also the third highest single game point total in WSU history. After becoming the third fastest Cougar to reach 1,000 points, Thompson was named to the All-Pac-10 First Team. He earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors twice during the season and was chosen as a midseason candidate for the John R. Wooden Award. Thompson finished the season averaging 19.6 points, which was second in the conference.
    At age 14, Thompson moved with his family to Ladera Ranch, California, and graduated from Santa Margarita Catholic High School in Rancho Santa Margarita in 2008.
    More Details Hide Details In his junior season he was named to the All-Area second team and to the Orange County third team. As a senior Thompson averaged 21 points per game and led SMCHS to a 30–5 record and a Division III State Championship appearance. During the state championship, Thompson set a state finals record with seven 3-pointers in a game. He was named Division III State player of the year, League MVP, first-team Best in the West, and an EA Sports Second Team All American.
  • 1990
    Born on February 8, 1990.
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