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.
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.