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“Prayed For This Moment”: Klay Thompson’s Early Resurgence vs Rockets Has Warriors Fans Backpedaling

Published 11/20/2023, 10:56 PM EST

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The Golden State Warriors have had a shaky start to their campaign. After winning 5 games in a row, the team lost 6 consecutive games. While the Dubs had an impressive home-win record in the last season, the tables have turned in this season. The major reason behind the team’s failure could be the lack of firepower from stars like Klay Thompson and Andrew Wiggins.

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On top of the poor performances from the offense forces, the team also had setbacks in different forms. Stephen Curry missed out on couple of games due to an injury scare and Draymond Green faced a 5-game suspension over a violent act. All these setbacks, put the Dubs in a 6-game losing streak. However, Thompson’s early fire power on Tuesday night gave hopes for the fans.

Klay Thompson keeps fans on their feet


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The China Klay, who plays the second fiddle for the superstar, failed to do what he does best, splash the buckets. While the fans have repeatedly criticized the 33-year-old star, he didn’t have an answer. He even further worsened the state with poor stat in a game against OKC Thunder, dropping 5 points with a 1-10 field goal.

However, the star won back the fans’ hearts with his outburst during the Tuesday night game against the Houston Rockets. The team, with a new force in the form of Alperen Sengun, has already upset the defending champions, Denver Nuggets.


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While the Warriors’ chance at turning the game around seemed bleak, Thompson had other ideas. Three minutes into the game, he dropped 3 three-pointers with 3-4 from beyond the arc.


In response to the early outburst, a fan said, “I prayed for this moment.” Here are some reactions from fans.






Thompson’s initial boost did serve the purpose for the Dubs, as they finally broke their losing streak.

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The tides are starting to shift for the Dubs, as both offensive forces dropped 20+ points in consecutive games.

Klay’s initial boost serves its purpose

Klay finished the game with 20 points, a season-high for him. Similarly, Andrew Wiggins led the team’s points in the previous game with 31 points. Even though it was on a losing cause, the Warriors have their offensive line fired up and would look to dominate the season from here on. Moreover, Draymond Green’s comeback could be an added advantage. With Chris Paul finding his groove as the point guard everyone knew he was, assists will begin to flow more freely from him as well. It looks like the Warriors are ready to dispel any rumors of a weaker side and show the league what they can do.


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Written by:

Shahul Hameed


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Shahul Hameed is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports, where he brings his passion for sports and entertainment journalism to life. With a Master's Degree in journalism from a reputed institute and years of experience in the industry, Shahul always strives to provide insightful and astute coverage of the NBA to the fans. Shahul's love for sports writing dates back to his college days.
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