April 15, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson (11) gathers the rebound around the arm of power forward David Lee (10) against San Antonio Spurs power forward Matt Bonner (15) during the fourth quarter at Oracle Arena. The Golden State Warriors defeated the San Antonio Spurs 116-106. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
Game 2 is right around the corner tonight between the Golden State Warriors and Denver Nuggets. Of course the Nuggets took Game 1 behind a valiant and unprecedented effort by one Andre Miller, the likes of which he hasn’t been able to produce since being the star of the Utah Utes back in the day, at least not with that level of efficiency in a playoff-type atmosphere. Way back in the day. it was the NCAA Tournament where Miller got himself a triple double against the Arizona Wildcats on their run to the 1998 Championship of the Final Four.
Point being he can’t continue to dominate, right? More importantly for Golden State is the play of Klay Thompson, who was having a fabulous performance in Game 1, even with the foul issues that kept him sidelined for a good portion of the 2nd half. Then there was the David Lee injury and it all added up to an uphill climb for the upstart Warriors. Still they came on to tie it being a huge shot by Klay and an all-star performance and shot by Steph Curry to tie the game with 14 seconds before Miller out-shined himself.
With Lee gone, it’s even more important that Klay stays out of foul trouble, because the pressure will definitely be on Curry from start to finish and he’ll not get the looks he got in the first game. If Klay can do that and Miller slows his roll, the Warriors should take Game 2 tonight. Here’s to Klay having a great perfomance and reppin’ Cougar Nation tonight!