Game 6 Klay is no longer just a coincidence, but rather a motivating factor for the Warriors sharpshooter.
Klay Thompson once again delivered in Game 6 of a playoff series, scoring 30 points and draining eight 3-pointers in the Warriors' series-clinching win over the Memphis Grizzlies in the Western Conference semifinal round.
On the latest episode of "The Draymond Green Show," the Warriors forward revealed that Thompson not only is aware of the narrative but fully embraces it, as he showed Friday night on the court.
"Game 6 Klay is still Game 6 Klay," Green said. "Game 6 Klay last time playing in the playoffs before this year was Game 6 and he was cooking the Toronto Raptors. Game 6 Klay showed up again. I think one of the beautiful things about Game 6 Klay is that obviously became this narrative, like this thing people say. Klay really believes that now. Like in his head he's like 'its Game 6, of course I'm going to do this, are you crazy?'
"And like he approaches the game like that and it's one of the most incredible things to watch. It shows you how powerful the mind is, like for those out there that just doesn't understand how powerful your thoughts are, how powerful your beliefs are, the mind is a very powerful thing. And he believes Game 6 Klay is a real thing and guess what, if Killa Klay believes it then I believe it."
After an up-and-down series against the Grizzlies, the Warriors needed Thompson to break out of his funk and he did exactly that against Memphis in Game 6.
With the Warriors set to face off against the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference finals starting on Wednesday at Chase Center, Golden State is hoping that Thompson can extrapolate some of that Game 6 magic throughout the entire series.