Klay Thompson made his successful return to the court for the Golden State Warriors in their 96-82 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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After 941 days on the sidelines due to injury, Thompson wasted no time, he scored the first basket of the Warriors game and in the second quarter, he showed he was back in his prime, taking him straight to the line for the jam. emphatic.
🤯 KLAY THOMPSON JUST RELEASED THE HAMMER 🤯
Watch for free on NBA TV pic.twitter.com/ksffv6abBV
– NBA (@NBA) January 10, 2023
He finished with 17 points in 20 minutes that night, much to the delight of the rowdy Chase Center crowd.
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“I was happy to be out there doing what I love again, getting my rhythm back.” Thompson told NBA TV After the match. “… It feels great. It was special. I will never forget tonight.”
The game is better when Klay is playing and the NBA family took to Twitter tonight, sending their best wishes to the five-time All-Star:
So great to see Klay back on the court! 🙌🏾
– 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) January 10, 2023
– Immanuel Jaylen Quickley (@IQ_GodSon) January 10, 2023
Glad to see you back out there @KlayThompson
-Langston Galloway (@ LangGalloway10) January 10, 2023
Good to see you back brother !! @KlayThompson
—Keef Morris (@Keefmorris) January 10, 2023
Welcome back!!! @KlayThompson
– Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) January 10, 2023
I get goose bumps when I see Klay !!
– Jamal Murray (@ BeMore27) January 10, 2023
Beautifull @KlayThompson makes his first shot @Warriors
—Isiah Thomas (@IsiahThomas) January 10, 2023
-LeBron James (@KingJames) January 9, 2023
My brother returning to the court has me traveling the path of memory … let me hear your favorite @KlayThompson memories! #KlayDay pic.twitter.com/78GjKPpoDu
—Stephen Curry (@ StephenCurry30) January 8, 2023
Hello!!!! Today is Klay’s day! Welcome back @KlayThompson
– DWade (@DwyaneWade) January 9, 2023
Welcome back Klay!