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.
Career night for Klay Thompson – FOUR DUNKS pic.twitter.com/zflxcWxPgK— Bleacher Report NBA (@BR_NBA) January 16, 2019
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
Via @ESPNStatsInfo: "51 points are the most points any team has scored in the 1st quarter in the shot clock era."— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) January 16, 2019
It was Thompson’s “dazzling” aerial display, though, that got him pretty pumped immediately after he topped his career mark.
Klay Thompson as he’s coming off the floor: “Career-high, baby! Four dunks.”— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) January 16, 2019
Thompson’s teammates, however, were less than impressed by the quality of his dunks.
KD on Klay’s four dunks: “His dunks don’t look that good…He’s 6-7, he’s gotta get higher than that.” pic.twitter.com/iFyxmgFpdL— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) January 16, 2019
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.
Steve Kerr on Klay Thompson’s four dunks: “He was more excited about that than his 14 threes in Chicago.” pic.twitter.com/75ToXHoa3P— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) January 16, 2019
The trolling by his teammates and coach was not about to break Thompson’s stride.
Klay was way too excited talking about his 4 dunks pic.twitter.com/GSOCoD5CMk— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) January 16, 2019
“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.”