Warriors win as Thompson returns from 31-month injury absence

The three-time NBA champion hit 17 points in front of a vibrant Chase Center crowd in San Francisco.
” Im never ever going to forget this night,” Thompson informed NBA TV.
Thompson scored the Warriors first basket of the game and hit seven of his 18 shot attempts, consisting of making three three-pointers.
It took him past 12,000 points and 1,800 three-pointers in his career.
Warriors star Stephen Curry struck 28 points as his side countered from 2 consecutive beats.
They are now connected with Western Conference matches the Phoenix Suns for the very best record in the NBA on 30 wins and nine beats.
Thompson last played in game 6 of the NBA Finals in June 2019, when he tore his ACL against eventual champions the Toronto Raptors.
He then tore his Achilles in training in November 2020 and missed the whole of last season and the majority of the first half of the existing campaign.
Thompsons team-mates all heated up in numerous variations of his number 11 jersey to commemorate his return, before his arrival on court was greeted by a substantial roar from the house fans.
” I got a great deal of old sensations once again about video game days – it was surreal,” he said.
” The ovation to start the video game, I just am so grateful for these fans. It was special.”
Elsewhere, the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Los Angeles Lakers 127-119, despite LeBron James hitting 35 points.
Desmond Bane struck 23 points and Ja Morant added 16 for the Grizzlies, who secured a club-record ninth consecutive triumph and ended the Lakers four-game winning streak.
The Brooklyn Nets beat the San Antonio Spurs 121-119 in overtime, with novice Cam Thomas hitting the game-winner with 1.7 seconds remaining in the very first overtime duration.
Kevin Durant led the Nets with 28 points, while James Harden scored 26.
Kyle Kuzma struck 27 points and made a career- high 22 rebounds in the Washington Wizards 102-100 win over the Orlanado Magic.
Ruling Most Valuable Player Nikola Jokic made 22 points, 18 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the Denver Nuggets to a 99-95 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Karl-Anthony Towns struck 40 points as the Minnesota Timberwolves recorded their fourth successive win with a comfortable 141-123 victory over the Houston Rockets.
Sundays other NBA results
Los Angeles Clippers 106-93 Atlanta Hawks
Toronto Raptors 105-101 New Orleans Pelicans
Dallas Mavericks 113-99 Chicago Bulls
Portland Trail Blazers 103-88 Sacramento Kings

Thompson, 31, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in 2019, before tearing his ideal Achilles tendon throughout his healing.

Klay Thompson moved previous 12,000 profession points throughout his returnKlay Thompson returned from a 31-month injury lack to assist the Golden State Warriors secure a 96-82 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.