What we learned as Wiggins fuels Dubs’ win over Clippers originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
SAN FRANCISCO — Whether it’s to be with their families for Thanksgiving or play in front of Dub Nation, the Warriors clearly were happy to be back home Wednesday night at Chase Center.
Their early-season matchup with the Los Angeles Clippers wasn’t exactly what the schedule makers had in mind with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George both out to injury. The Warriors couldn’t care less. The final result, a 124-107 win, certainly was what they had in mind.
Before enjoying the holiday, the Warriors put together yet another complete win. They’re not having to rely on one player to carry them to the promised land. Their ninth win of the season was a collective effort.
Andrew Wiggins led the way with 31 points. Steph Curry scored 22 points to go with nine assists and six rebounds. Draymond Green was everywhere, giving the Warriors nine points, 12 assists and seven rebounds. Klay Thompson started hot again, finishing with 18 points.
Everyone came to eat. Winning was on the menu, with savory and sweet recipes cooked to perfection.
Here are three takeaways from the Warriors improving to 9-10 on the season.
From the time he first entered the NBA, Thompson hasn’t exactly been known for racking up frequent flier miles from the free-throw line. Coming into the night, the most free throws that Thompson had attempted in a game was five. His most attempts last season, in the regular season and playoffs, was six.
In the first quarter, he hit the mark against the Clippers.
Thompson’s first shot attempt came almost three minutes into the game. And it was a strategic one. He got Reggie Jackson to bite, and visibly was happy with himself for earning a trip to the charity stripe. Klay played 11 minutes in the first quarter, scoring 15 points — five of those coming from free throws.
Getting his rhythm back, Thompson now has scored 35 points between his last two first quarters, going 11-for-14 from the field and 6-for-8 on 3-pointers.
As he continues to find his flow, Thompson isn’t going to force his way to the line….
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Publish date : 2022-11-24 04:59:40
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