Klay Thompson shot 3-for-20 from the floor Friday night in Utah, but the Warriors still managed to pull out a 95-90 victory. The shooting guard has made 27.8 percent of his shots and 29.6 percent of his three-point attempts over the past four games, but the Warriors have gone 3-1 during the stretch. So, for now, the Warriors can laugh about Thompson's skid. "You always feel like that next shot is going in, and obviously in Utah, he thought it was," point guard Stephen Curry joked about Thompson, who missed his final 12 shots - including five in the fourth quarter. "That's the confidence I would expect him to have. I would have the same one. "You know that if you do what you're supposed to do off the court to get rejuvenated before each game, your legs will come back and you'll get back to the level of production that you're used to." Despite his recent slump - he started trending downward seven games ago and then completely fell off in the past four - Thompson is producing slightly better than his career averages. The third-year guard is posting 18.7 points per game on 40.9 percent three-point shooting. He has averaged 15.7 points on 40.7 percent three-point shooting for his career. "Klay is young and is still figuring things out," center Andrew Bogut said. "He's a little down right now because he's in a bit of a shooting slump, but we have the utmost confidence that he'll get it back. We know, and he knows, that he's one of the best shooters in the NBA, and that doesn't happen by accident." Thompson made 211 three-pointers last season, which ranked No. 3 in the league, and combined with Curry's NBA-record 272 triples for the most by any teammate tandem in league history.
Teammates untroubled by Klay Thompson's slump
San Francisco Chronicle | Feb 5