On Friday, the Golden State Warriors improved to a league-best 17-2 record after securing their sixth consecutive win with a 118-103 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.
Yet, the cheers at Chase Center continued to roar long after the final seconds ticked off the clock on Friday night in San Francisco. After the game, injured guard Klay Thompson appeared to stay on the bench as the arena began to clear out.
Before leaving, fans in attendance chanted Thompson’s name. The five-time All-Star embraced his fans, nodding his head as Dub Nation continued to cheer.
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Thompson has missed every game this year, along with the last two seasons with an ACL and Achilles injury. However, Thompson seems to be nearing his highly-anticipated return to the court. The 31-year-old guard recently returned to full practices with his Golden State teammates. Thompson could reportedly make his return to the rotation around the week of the Christmas holiday.
The applause for Thompson from the fans at Chase Center on Friday looks like a preview of the special ovation he could receive when he finally makes his long-awaited return to the court.
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