The Golden State Warriors success over the past couple of years has to come down to the productivity of their big four superteam of Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson.
Those four usually show up on separate occasions or all together when the Warriors need them the most in order to get the desired result in a game. Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals series against the Houston Rockets was no different.
Durant was the best performer on the court for Golden State, as he finished with 37 points, three rebounds, and an assist, while Thompson wasn't too far behind with 28 points, four rebounds, two assists, and two steals.
Once more, despite having an amazing game, the Warriors guard was in the shadow of one of his teammates who gets more of the spotlight, but he has the opportunity to change that soon since he will currently be an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2019.
Many players would love to be in the position in which Thompson currently finds himself in with a couple of NBA titles behind him and an opportunity to be the face of a franchise and earn big money.
The guard sometimes gets underrated by people too since he's constantly playing alongside stars such as Durant and Curry, but Thompson doesn't mind this, as he gets to have an opportunity to play for championships every year.
He said during an interview with NBA TNT: "I don't care. I get paid handsomely, I play in a great place and we compete for championships year in, year out. That's hard to do. I'm just grateful to be apart of this team, from day 1 I've been a Warrior. I'm just thankful to be here."
Thompson stepped up for the Warriors when Green and Curry were having off nights in order to secure the Game 1 result. This can only be a good sign for Golden State as they look to progress to their fourth consecutive NBA Finals.
Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals takes place at the Toyota Center in Houston once more on Wednesday night.
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