Klay Thompson scores 52 points in 26 minutes, Warriors cruise past Bulls

Mae Harvey
November 1, 2018

He had been in a shooting slump to start the season, making just 5 of 36 from behind the arc in the Warriors' first seven games.

"The most important thing was I passed it to him on his 14th", he said.

"They got hot in the fourth to try to make it interesting, but we made enough plays down the stretch to obviously get the win", said Curry.

And the Warriors witnessed Thompson do this after spending the first seven regular-season games averaging 15.1 points while shooting a combined 44-of-111 from the field (39.6 percent) and 5-of-36 from 3-point range (13.9 percent). "And I got to witness it in person".

Thon Maker grabbed eight points and four rebounds for the Bucks while fellow Australian Matthew Dellavedova, returning from illness, contributed six points.

In a lost cause Monday against Golden State, Carter had 18 points. ". We are only as good as Draymond is on many nights".

The win in the opener of a five-game homestand was the Warriors' sixth in a row.

Though Davis says his injury is getting better, coach Alvin Gentry wasn't willing to give a definitive answer about whether Davis will play.

Thompson gave a hint of what was to come in the opening quarter when he scored 22 points to help the reigning National Basketball Association champions to a 44-28 lead. He wound up 12 for 20 and 7 of 11 from deep.

HORNETS 135, BULLS 106: Kemba Walker had 30 points on five more 3-pointers, and Charlotte beat Chicago for its first home victory of the season.

Jrue Holiday had 28 points and Nikola Mirotic had 26 for the Pelicans, who had prevailed in their last regular-season visit to Oakland in April.

But Monday night they went into Miami, fell behind early to a solid Heat team, fought back in the second quarter, owned the third with 43 points, and hung on for the 123-113.

"We've seen this before", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said in NY, ahead of Sunday's game against the Nets. I'm well aware of how beloved Willie was here in the Bay Area and by the Giants family. Oh, and he did it all while wearing a headband to cover up a bloody cut caused by a stray Damian Jones elbow. Thompson then arrived to the arena Wednesday dressed as Moon in a Flint Tropics jersey for Halloween. Elfrid Payton missed his second straight game with a sprained right ankle.

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