In case you have been living under a rock ... last year, the Warriors became the first team in NBA history to lose in the Finals after taking a 3-1 series lead.
After sweeping the Spurs in the Western Conference Finals, Klay Thompson was asked how much he thought about returning to the Finals for a shot at redemption.
“Every day,” Klay told Tim Bontemps of The Washington Post. “I always thought about it. We were so close last year … a game away. I would be lying to you if I didn’t think about it all the time."
The NBA has never seen the same two teams meet in the Finals three years in a row. But if the Cavs win Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals in Boston on Thursday night, history will be made.
During the regular season, Klay averaged 22.3 points per game, while shooting just under 47 percent overall and over 41 percent from deep.
Through 12 playoff games, the three-time All-Star is averaging just 14.4 points, and is shooting around 38 percent from the field and 36 percent from beyond the arc.
He is just happy that his season didn't end in the month of May.
“I’m a competitive guy. I’ve thought about it all the time. I think that’s what fueled a lot of us to stay consistent this year, is to get back to playing in June," Klay added.