Klay Thompson made his return to the basketball court after over two and a half years, as he dropped 17 points in Sunday night’s victory over the Cavaliers.
“It was special. I’ll never forget this night,” Thompson told Dennis Scott of NBA TV after the game.
Thompson also had easily the play of the night, as he posterized two Cavs’ defenders on a driving dunk to the rim, displaying the same burst of speed we’ve been accustomed to seeing from him.
Thompson also had what many considered the dagger, as he drilled a 3-pointer with 3:45 left in the game to give the Warriors a 13 point lead.
Not only did Thompson return for the first time in a long time Sunday night, but he also passed 12,000 points and 1,800 made threes in his career.
“It was just amazing having him out there,” Stephen Curry said on the television broadcast.
It was in fact amazing to see Thompson out there, as he’s had to overcome a torn ACL and ruptured Achilles to get back to playing the game he loves.