NBA Finals: Clay Thompson plans to come out of recession

File photo: June 5, 2022;  San Francisco, California, USA;  Golden State Warriors guard Clay Thompson (11) picks up the ball against Boston Celtics guard Jelen Brown (7) during the two games of the 2022 NBA Finals at the Chase Center.  Compulsory Credit: Jade Jacobson / Pool Photo - USA Today Sports

File photo: June 5, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Clay Thompson (11) picks up the ball against Boston Celtics guard Jelen Brown (7) during the two games of the 2022 NBA Finals at the Chase Center. Compulsory Credit: Jade Jacobson / Pool Photo – USA Today Sports

Golden State Warriors guard Clay Thompson says his poor shooting performance through the first two games of the NBA Finals will not prevent him from moving forward aggressively.

The five-time All-Star League is one of the best snipers in history but has never looked like that against the Celtics, making just 26% of his three-point shot from the floor to 10 for 33.

Thompson told reporters in Boston on Tuesday, “I’ve been through the shooting slump before and it’s all about how you react.

“So come Game Three, I won’t do too much separately. I will play with great speed and catch great shots because I have a tendency to spend a big night when I do it, ”he said.

“I’d rather go down to the swing than be shy to the gun.”

He added that he would love to have an off-shooting night like Game Two and would be more victorious than the other way around. The Warriors tied the game-best of seven series after a 19-point win on Sunday.

Despite his struggles, it is impressive that Thompson is even playing in the finals.

The 32-year-old missed the entire season due to a foot injury and some doubted that Thompson, Stephen Curry and Drymond Green would have a chance to fight for a fourth championship together.

But after breaking the league’s worst record in 2020 and missing the playoffs last season, they are back in the final for the sixth time in eight years.

The team knows the chances of getting out of the less experienced Boston squad will increase dramatically if Thompson gets hot.

Curry says his teammate “Splash Brother” is still full of confidence and says it’s just a matter of time before he has a big game.

“Keep shooting because that’s the only way to get yourself out of some rough patches,” Curry said.

“History has shown that he can take it to another level, especially in playoffs where he likes to make an impact that is usually very loud.”

Three games on Wednesday in Boston.

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