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Klay Thompson: ‘If we get our offense back, which we will, we’re gonna win this series’

2015 NBA Finals - Practice and Media Availability

CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 10: Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors speaks to the media during media availability as part of the 2015 NBA Finals on June 10, 2015 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Has Golden State lost its confidence?

Down 2-1 to the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, the Warriors have looked shaken much more often in this series than expected. They’re missing shots they usually make, passing up shots they usually take and not finding ways to push the pace.

There could be plenty of explanations – including injury, randomness and Cleveland’s defense. But, cause or effect, Golden State’s confidence could be contributing to its woes.

As we try to judge that, Klay Thompson offers a strong claim he still believes.

Baxter Holmes of ESPN:

Well, yeah.

The Warriors’ defense – at least at face value – isn’t the problem. They’ve held Cleveland to just 94.3 points per 100 possessions.

Golden State is also scoring just 99.7 points per 100 possessions.

But easier said than done. The Cavaliers’ defense has been awesome, and their offense has scored well enough while dictating a slow pace.

I share Thompson’s confidence the Warriors will win if their offense returns to form. I’m not nearly as confident it will happen.