A perfect return for Klay Thompson

San Francisco – Klay Thompson returned for his first game in two and a half years. His last game was June 13, 2019 when the Warriors lost to the Toronto Raptors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. The road to recovery had been an  arduous journey. Thompson was welcomed with a standing ovation throughout the game. 

He finished the night with 17 points in 20 minutes and delivered a spectacular dunk which brought the crowd to its feet. In his long awaited return, Thompson made a bit of history. His 2-out-of 3 three-pointers tonight put him in the 12,000 points club and he recorded 1,800 career 3-pointers.  

The Warriors snapped a two-game losing streak by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-82. Stephen Curry had 29 points, five rebounds and give assists. Kevon Looney finished the night with a career-high 18 rebounds and 6 points. Draymond Green suffered calf tightness pregame but was introduced in the starting lineup as a tribute to Thompson.

Thompson talks about his return:

Curry talks Kaly’s return:

Photo by Warriors/Twitter

Malaika Bobino

Malaika Bobino, an Oakland, California native, is a Bay Area sports journalism powerhouse and influencer. With nearly two decades of experience at both the Oakland Post and the Huffington Post, she is always on the front lines of the iconic Bay Area sports scene. Bobino covered the Oakland A’s postseason trips, all three of the San Francisco Giants World Series, was present for all three Golden State Warriors three NBA Championships and covered the 49ers last two Super Bowl appearances

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