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Klay Thompson finally had a big game on Sunday.
After scoring just 12, 17 and 12 points in the first three games against the Clippers, the five-time All-Star registered 32 points in Game 4.
Did he do anything different on Friday or Saturday in Los Angeles that contributed to his breakout performance?
“I did a couple things ... I told Jonas (Jerebko) yesterday when we went to the beach and played some volleyball, I'm like, 'Yo I’m just gonna go jump in the ocean. I know that will reset my mind.’ And it worked," Klay told reporters after the Warriors' 113-105 win. "I don't know if I'm gonna jump (in) up north, because it's freezing.
"But it's something I'll definitely contemplate if I don't shoot the ball the rest of the year."
On Monday morning, Golden State assistant coach Mike Brown explained how he could have been there with Klay and Jerebko but ultimately declined the invitation.
“I actually took an Uber after that practice back to the hotel with Klay and Jonas and they were both going to the beach together,” Brown said on 95.7 The Game. “They asked me if I wanted to go and at first I said, ‘Yes.’
“But then I realized my swell figure -- it wouldn’t quite look as nice as theirs. So, I was like, ‘You know what? How about y’all go to the beach by yourselves and I'll go another time with y’all, after I get in that gym a little bit.'
"I didn't go with them, but I feel like I'm part of this 32-point performance because Klay did say he needed some tunes while he was at the beach. And so I said, 'OK, Klay. Here, you can use my Beats Pill.' So I let him use my Beats Pill.
"He tried to keep it but I confronted him when we got off the plane last night and he knew what to do as a young man (against) my grown man strength."
There are so many amazing components to this tale that it's hard to pick a favorite.
The weather is going to be beautiful in the Bay Area the next couple of days, so hopefully we learn about another legendary Klay story after Game 5 on Wednesday night.
Hahahahaha. Klay tries to show the Warriors “Strength in Numbers” mantra on the towel, but it’s upside down. Klay: “My bad.” pic.twitter.com/XOIpfmgXYq— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) April 21, 2019