Klay Thompson gave OKC Thunder fans PTSD on Monday

Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

The Oklahoma City Thunder headed to the West Coast for a pivotal road trip that will shape the rest of this OKC Thunder season, given how jam-packed the schedule is and how tough the competition will be. On Monday, Klay Thompson gave fans a server case of PTSD.

When the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors get together, it is impossible not to have your mind slip to past battles that these two teams played, some that shifted NBA history forever, like Klay Thompson’s incredible game-six performance and the eventual biggest free agent signing in NBA history when Kevin Durant left Bricktown for Golden State.

The Oklahoma City Thunder fell to the Golden State Warriors on Monday, as Klay Thompson gave OKC Thunder fans PTSD as he dropped 42 points.

The Golden State Warriors were down Steph Curry in this contest, as the superstar sharpshooter will miss multiple weeks after suffering an injury over the weekend. Still, the Warriors dominated OKC.

Klay Thompson carried the load for the Warriors, dropping 42 points on 12-for-16 shooting from beyond the arc and 15-for-22 overall. Thompson grabbed three rebounds, dished out an assist, and was a +10 in his 33 minutes of action.

It felt like Thompson would never miss as the Warriors blitzed in 26 triples on 50 attempts. Golden State had five in double-figures, with Jordan Poole burying five triples on his way to 21 points.

The Oklahoma City Thunder could not get much going offensively as Shai Gilgeous-Alexander shot just 37 percent from the floor to get to 20 points and dish out four assists. Aaron Wiggins scored 19 points on 80 percent from the floor, Josh Giddey scored 15 points while making half of his shots, and Tre Mann posted 18 points on 17 shots.

The Thunder lost second-chance points 23-5, was out-rebounded 45-36 and fell 141-114.

I do not blame fans who shivered, closed their eyes, or turned the game off as they watched what looked like the 2016 Western Conference Finals reruns.

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