Klay’s Comeback

January 10, 2022 Klay’s Comeback

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Warriors Top Cavs in Klay Thompson’s Return to the Lineup (96-82)

Welcome back, Klay Thompson! The second Warriors splash brother made his triumphant return to the court on Sunday after a 941-day absence since tearing his ACL in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals. Thompson then tore his achilles tendon during rehab in 2020. On Sunday, he got the start for Golden State against Cleveland in front of a thunderous Chase Center crowd. Thompson scored 17 points in the Warriors’ win (96-82) and reached two milestones — 12,000 career points and 1,800 career 3s. The Warriors (30-9) have their other star back, and they’re tied for the best record in the NBA.

 

Watch: Klay Thompson Scores 17 Points in Warriors’ Win

 

Additional Storylines

Yahoo! Sports: Klay Thompson Makes Emotional Return for Warriors

FOX Sports: Klay Thompson’s Grueling Road Back From 2 Serious Injuries

 

Other NBA Highlights

 

Grizzlies Win 9th Straight: The Grizzlies continued their win streak Saturday night with a takedown of the Clippers (123-108) before Sunday’s win over the Lakers (127-119). They own the league’s top win streak.

 

Mavs Snap Bulls Streak at 9: Chicago’s nine-game win streak came to an end on Sunday thanks to the Mavericks (113-99) a triple-double from Luka Doncic (22 points, 14 rebounds, 14 assists).

 

Cam Thomas Calls GameThe Nets avoided losing five of their last six with an escape against the Spurs on Sunday (121-119, OT) courtesy of Cam Thomas’ clutch floater with 1.4 seconds left.

 

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