Klay Thompson bounced back in a big way on Saturday.
He scored 32 points on 12-of-21 shooting, and 4-of-5 from deep, to lead the Warriors in their 115-105 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. This was a big improvement over his recent form, as Thompson had not shot over 50 percent from the field since Dec. 17.
Thompson, naturally, was appreciative of his hot hand. And (not as) naturally, he ... voiced his appreciation?
Klay tells his right hand "I missed you" after draining a 3 😂 pic.twitter.com/j9UBktbxyy— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) December 30, 2018
The clip unsurprisingly went viral, which Thompson was not initially aware of after the game. When he was asked about the clip, Thompson was mostly introspective about online culture.
"The internet is a very volatile place," Thompson told reporters in Portland. "I don't try to be on there too much because it's a lot of range of emotions. Mass information is crazy ... I try to read books and stay away as much as I can during the season because you can drive yourself crazy if you get into Twitter spats with people."
Surely, at least one of his teammates can speak from experience.
Saturday marked Thompson's second-highest scoring game of the season. If this marks a turning point, he may be in for more conversations with his right hand.