Klay Thompson out of the Warriors’ quintet but comes in off the bench and is a PHENOMENON

You can’t say coming off the bench for the first time in 12 years bothered Klay Thompson. The Golden State Warriors star was phenomenal in the first half against the Utah Jazz tonight, responding to his surprise reserve role with great skill.

Thompson put up 17 points before halftime, shooting 7 of 11 from the field and making half of his six three-point shots. He also closed out Golden State’s exciting second quarter, finishing the half along with starters Stephen Curry, Brandin Podziemski, Jonathan Kuminga and Draymond Green, while Andrew Wiggins watched from the sidelines.

In the interest of full disclosure. Klay Thompson ended the match with 35 points in just over 28 minutes in the success against the Utah Jazz, proving once again that he is a timeless champion!

The future Hall-of-Famer spoke to NBC Sports Bay Area during the locker room intermission, extolling the benefits of starting Thursday’s game from the bench.

“Coming off the bench gave me fresh legs, especially after a back-to-back. It was good to come onto the field with a clear head.”.

Shortly before the start of the game against Utah, Golden State let it be known that Podziemski had taken Thompson’s place as a starter alongside Curry, Wiggins, Kuminga and Green. The last time Klay Thompson came off the bench was March 11, 2012, just a couple of days before the Dubs traded Monta Ellis for Andrew Bogut, in part to make room for Thompson as a mainstay in the organization.

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