After the Golden State Warriors advanced to the Western Conference Finals, Klay Thompson posted a legendary Instagram story.
The Golden State Warriors had the chance to eliminate the Memphis Grizzlies with a Game 5 win, but suffered a humiliating blowout loss. In Game 6, the Warriors had Klay Thompson step up in a huge way, helping the Warriors win 110-96 and advance to the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 2019.
After the game, Thompson posted a legendary Instagram story, which matched the famous lyrics of rapper Jay-Z.
“Psycho, I’m liable to go Michael, take your pick. Jackson, Tyson, Jordan, Game 6.”
Klay Thompson’s legendary Instagram story after Warriors win Game 6
Thompson was coming off of a game to forget, as he posted a plus/minus of -45 in Golden State’s 134-95 loss. In fact, that was tied for the worst plus/minus in the past 25 playoffs, per ESPN Stats and Info.
But Thompson put that performance behind him because it was time for “Game 6 Klay” to make an appearance on Friday night. In 42 minutes of playing time, Thompson scored 30 points while shooting 11-of-22 from the field and 8-of-14 from behind the three-point line. In fact, this is now the fourth time that Thompson recorded eight three-pointers in a playoff game. That is now tied with Ray Allen, Damian Lillard and teammate Stephen Curry for the most in league history.
Klay Thompson recorded his 4th career playoff game with 8 made threes, tying Ray Allen, Steph Curry, and Damian Lillard for most in NBA history.
2 of Thompson’s previous 3 instances came in Game 6’s. pic.twitter.com/80RskhBoWX
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 14, 2022
Thompson also recorded eight rebounds, three blocks and two assists in Game 6.
“Game 6 Klay” showed up once again for the Warriors, as they are now one series win away from returning to the NBA Finals. They now await the winner of Game 7 between the Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, May 15.