The Golden State Warriors have a plethora of talented players so if one is having a bad stretch of games, the others will be able to pick up the slack. That’s exactly what happened during games one to three of their series against the Los Angeles Clippers, as Klay Thompson had only scored 42 points in those games combined. On Sunday, in game four, Thompson went off for 32 points in the team’s 113-105 win which gave the team a 3-1 lead in the series.
When asked what the difference was for Thompson in game four, he gave a pretty interesting answer which involved a dip in the Pacific Ocean,
“I didn’t think I had bad games, but I didn’t have any big games,” Thompson explained. “I told Jonas [Jerebko on Saturday] — we went to the beach and played some volleyball — I’m like, ‘Yo, I’m just going to jump in the ocean, and I just know that will reset my mind.’ And it worked. I don’t know if I’m going to jump [in the water] up north [in the Bay Area] because it’s freezing, but it’s something I’ll definitely contemplate if I don’t shoot the ball that well the rest of the year. But hopefully that doesn’t happen.”
The Warriors will have an opportunity to close out the series on Wednesday in Oakland.