Posted February 02, 2013 on AP on Fox
Klay Thompson's red-hot shooting over the last two games has helped the Golden State Warriors overcome their leading scorer's absence. He could be in for another big game against a Phoenix Suns team that's struggled to slow down opponents from long distance. With Stephen Curry's status unknown, the Warriors go for a fourth consecutive win and fourth in a row over the visiting Suns on Saturday night. While many weren't sure what to expect from coach Mark Jackson's team with Curry (21.0 ppg) sidelined due to a sprained right ankle, Golden State (29-17) hasn't missed a beat thanks in large part to Thompson. The former Washington State standout, averaging 16.7 points in his second season, scored a career-high 32 in Tuesday's 108-95 win at Cleveland, then put up 27 two nights later as the Warriors got past Dallas 100-97. Thompson, who's shot 24 of 42 (57.1 percent), including 9 of 15 (60.0 percent) from beyond the arc, in those wins, ranks third in the NBA with 126 made 3-pointers - ...
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