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Klay Thompson, Warriors get kick out of career-high four-dunk night

The Golden State Warriors throttled the Denver Nuggets by a score of 142-111, but it’s possible what the team enjoyed most about Tuesday night was Klay Thompson setting a career high with a four-dunk outing.

The Warriors opened up with an NBA-record 51-point first quarter — obviously an impressive feat in its own right — and never looked back on the way to an easy road victory

It was Thompson’s “dazzling” aerial display, though, that got him pretty pumped immediately after he topped his career mark.

Thompson’s teammates, however, were less than impressed by the quality of his dunks.

Stephen Curry joked with Scott Van Pelt during an appearance on “SportsCenter” that Thompson was “auditioning” for the Dunk Contest.

Even Steve Kerr got in on the action.

The trolling by his teammates and coach was not about to break Thompson’s stride.

“Man, it felt great. I don’t think I’ve ever done that — haven’t done it since high school, and even in high school I was probably leaking out, cherry picking,” Thompson said. “That was nice, man. It felt better than hitting 10 threes, to be honest.”

Fair enough.