Portland, OR (SportsNetwork.com) – Klay Thompson is quickly proving he is
worth every penny to his recently signed four-year contract extension that
will keep him in the Bay Area.
Thompson’s runner in the lane with 8.7 seconds proved to be the difference in
the Golden State Warriors’ 95-90 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.
Thompson, who signed a max extension worth a projected $70 million on Friday,
scored a career-high 41 points in Saturday’s win over the Los Angeles Lakers,
then kept the momentum going with his clutch bucket on Sunday.
LaMarcus Aldridge scored the final 10 points for Portland, the last of which a
jumper that gave the hosts a 90-88 lead with 2:01 remaining in the fourth
Andre Iguodala split a pair of free throws with 26.3 seconds left before the
Warriors forced a turnover of Wesley Matthews. Matthews grabbed the inbounds
pass and a pair of Warrior defenders swarmed him. He lost the ball and it
rolled out of bounds, with the officials awarding possession to the Blazers.
But after a replay review, the call was overturned.
Thompson ran the baseline coming out of timeout, rolled up the block, received
a crisp pass from Iguodala and converted the running jumper.
Portland then got sloppy and turned it over two more times in the closing
seconds and Stephen Curry sealed it at the line with four free throws.