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Klay Thompson just accomplished something for first time in three years

Klay Thompson just accomplished something for first time in three years

Programming note: Watch the pregame edition of Warriors Outsiders on Sunday at 4 p.m. PT, streaming live on the MyTeams app.

Last Saturday, Klay Thompson led the Warriors in scoring with 28 points against the Lakers.

On Wednesday, Klay led the Warriors in scoring with 26 points against the Spurs.

On Friday night, Klay led the Warriors in scoring with 25 points against the Suns.

You might be saying to yourself, 'So the five-time All-Star paced Golden State in three straight games -- what's the big deal?'

Well, this is the first time Klay has accomplished that during the regular season since ...

... the 2015-16 campaign when he put together a three-game stretch of:
-- 45 points against the Mavs on Jan. 27
-- 32 points at the 76ers on Jan. 30
-- 34 points at the Knicks on Jan. 31

On Feb. 3, 2016, he dropped 24 points at the Wizards, but that wasn't enough, as Steph Curry stole the show by racking up 51 points.

On Sunday against the Heat, Klay has the opportunity to make it four in a row. But a big game might not be in the works because in his career against Miami, he is averaging 17.8 points per game (sixth-fewest against any team), and shooting 36.9 percent from deep (fourth-worst against any team)

What about during the postseason? Good question.

During the 2016 playoffs -- when Curry was sidelined because of a knee sprain -- Klay scored the most points of any Warrior in four straight games:
-- Game 4 at Houston: 23 points
-- Game 5 against Houston: 27 points
-- Game 1 against Portland: 37 points
-- Game 2 against Portland: 27 points

With Kevin Durant onboard, Klay never led Golden State in scoring during the 2017 playoffs. But last season, he did so on four occasions:
-- Game 1 against the Spurs: 27 points
-- Game 1 against the Pelicans: 27 points
-- Game 3 against the Pelicans: 26 points
-- Game 6 against the Rockets: 35 points

Aren't you glad you read all of this? Have a great rest of your weekend ...

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Kevin Durant, New York City 'match made not in heaven,' Michael Wilbon says

Kevin Durant, New York City 'match made not in heaven,' Michael Wilbon says

Kevin Durant has had a prickly relationship with the media this season.

But if the Warriors superstar thinks this is bad, he should probably scratch the New York Knicks off his free agency list.

The New York media is ruthless, and that's something the two-time NBA Finals MVP may not be able to handle if he joins the Knicks.

ESPN's Michael Wilbon doesn't see Durant fitting in Gotham.

"I think Kevin Durant and New York City are a match made not in heaven," Wilbon said on First Take on Friday morning. "It's OK, Kevin is a fairly thin-skinned guy. You can be that. But do you function best in New York? Look, Kyrie [Irving] grew up in metropolitan New York, he understands the mood, the tenor, the volume. I mean, Kevin, that's not his thing from my observation."

The popular rumor over the last few months has Durant and Irving declining their player options with their respective teams and joining forces on the Knicks.

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In a recent interview with the New York Post, Knicks president Steve Mills sounded pretty confident that his team will have a big offseason.

We tend to agree with Wilbon on this one, though. Based on what we've seen in the last few months, Durant doesn't seem suited for New York. If the Knicks lose games early in his tenure, the media and talk shows will crush him. If he doesn't bring a title to The Big Apple, they won't let him live it down.

Stay right where you are, KD. In more ways than one, you've got it pretty good in the Bay Area.

Watch Andrew Bogut do little bit of everything for Warriors in Game 3 win

Watch Andrew Bogut do little bit of everything for Warriors in Game 3 win

Programming note: Watch the pregame edition of Warriors Outsiders on Sunday morning at 11, streaming live on the MyTeams app.

Andrew Bogut had a great game Thursday night in Los Angeles.

Scratch that: Andrew Bogut had a terrific game.

In the Warriors' 132-105 win over the Clippers in Game 3 of their NBA playoff series, the 34-year old recorded eight points, 14 rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block. In 25 minutes, he was plus-24.

The No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 draft was instrumental in getting Kevin Durant off to a hot start:

Bogut led the Dubs with four "screen assists," according to NBA.com.

The 2015 All-Defensive selection also made a signifcant impact on the defensive end:

Klay Thompson was cold to start the game. He missed his first four shots.

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Bogut helped change that, though, a couple minutes into the second quarter:

After practice Wednesday, coach Steve Kerr said the Warriors are lucky to have Bogut. On Thursday, you saw exactly why.

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