Yet there is also no doubt that he’s had a few bumps in the road since coming back into the league earlier this year.
Remember, Thompson was sidelined for two whole years because of injuries, surgery, and recovery.
So it’s totally understandable that it’s taken him a little while to get his legs under him again.
But his inconsistency has been troubled, especially during the playoffs.
While Thompson hasn’t had any outright horrible games, his output often hasn’t been what fans have expected.
Klay Thompson finally had a breakout game tonight, that may bode well for the Warriors in Game 4.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) June 9, 2022
That changed on Wednesday night when Thompson put up 25 points against the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
Magic Johnson noted the big game for Thompson, saying that it “may bode well for the Warriors in Game 4.”
Of course, that’s obviously true but the Warriors need more than just Thompson doing well to take over Game 4.
Thompson scored 15 points in Game 1 and just 11 in Game 2.
As you can tell, his 25 in Game 3 was a huge step-up for the star.
But it still wasn’t enough as the Warriors were taken down by the Celtics and fell to a 2-1 deficit.
Aside from Thompson, only the red-hot Steph Curry scored more than 20 points.
If the Warriors are hoping to even the series on Friday night, they can’t just rely on the Splash Brothers.
However, if Thompson really has officially gotten over his Finals hump and is putting up point totals like Wednesday’s, things are going to get rough for the Celtics.
Yes, Boston is the best defensive team in the league.
But when Thompson is in fine form, not even the best defense can do anything to slow him down.