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Klay “The Toaster” Thompson finishes with 41 points on 13/24 shooting, Warriors roll to 12th straight win

Klay “The Toaster” Thompson finishes with 41 points on 13/24 shooting, Warriors roll to 12th straight win

The Warriors won their 12th consecutive game Tuesday led by Klay Thompson’s game-high 41 points, clobbered the Minnesota Timberwolves 121-107 Tuesday night at Oracle Arena. And he shot well because the weather in the Bay Area has been super sunny lately.

At least that’s the first thing Thompson credited after his 41-point performance. Yes, he was being dead serious.

“I’d probably say the weather’s gotten better,” Thompson said. “The sunshine has been so good to me. … It just puts me in a great mood to come to the gym every day, get my work in, go home, enjoy it — the outdoors. The Bay Area is beautiful. That’s a big part of it — not even kidding.”

The Warriors’ 3-point weapon receives the bulk of attention, but the team’s defense against the 3 has been just as impressive.

Golden State made 52.4 percent overall, including 14-of-32 (43.8 percent) from long range, whereas Minnesota was held to 4-of-19 (21.1 percent) from deep. Thompson outshot the Timberwolves from 3-point range all by himself, making 7 of 14 shots.

The Warriors have accumulated 204 wins in the past three seasons, an NBA record over that span. They’re playing their best basketball of the season.

Their 12th victory in a row matched their longest win streak of the season (Nov. 7-28). The Warriors lead the league in holding opponents to 32.5 percent or below from 3-point range, and during this current winning streak they are holding opponents to 29.9 percent.

If the opposition struggles from the outside, it’s going to be mighty difficult to defeat the Warriors.

Stephen Curry had 19 points, 9 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks. He was also 3-of-8 from 3.

Here’s the bad news for Thompson: It’s supposed to rain on Saturday in Oakland, which is when the Warriors will play host to the Pelicans.

The uplifting news is that Kevin Durant will likely come back to action that night, which implies the Warriors should to weather Thompson’s rain-instigated shooting droop, ought to that happen.

This has been the most Klay Thompson story ever.

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