Despite two disappointing shooting performances in the NBA Finals so far, Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson is adamant he will stick to his aggressive style for Game 3 against the Boston Celtics (Celtics 8/13, Warriors 13/10 – Money Line).
The Warriors (10/11 Series Winner) head to Boston (10/11) to face the Celtics in the early hours of Thursday morning UK time, with the series all square at one win apiece.
Renowned as one of the best snipers in NBA history, five-time All-Star Thompson has been off the pace in the Finals, going 10-for-33 from the floor and making just 26% of his 3-point efforts.
The 32-year-old is fully aware he has more to bring to the table and is determined not to let his recent form hold him back in making game-changing plays at TD Garden.
“I’ve been through shooting slumps before and it’s all about how you respond,” Thompson said.
“So come Game 3, I won’t do much differently. I’ll play with great pace and hunt great shots because when I do that, I tend to have a big night,” he added. “I’d rather go down swinging than be gun shy.”
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Golden State star Steph Curry (5/6 Finals MVP) has come out and offered his backing to Thompson and feels taking chances is the way his team-mate can get out of his slump.
“Keep shooting because that’s the only way you get yourself out of some rough patches,” Curry said.
“History has shown that he can take it to another level, especially in the playoffs where he likes to make an impact that’s usually really loud.”
The Warriors are the ones that have the momentum going into this next encounter after securing a 19-point victory in Game 2 on Sunday.
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