Klay Thompson scored 32 points in the Golden State Warriors' 113-105 win over the Los Angeles Clippers in game 4 to stretch their series lead to 3-1.
Thompson said he took a swim in the Pacific Ocean to clear his mind after struggling in the first 3 games of the series. He started the game shooting 7 for 7 from the field.
"I didn't think I had bad games, but I didn't have any big games. I told Jonas [Jerebko on Saturday] -- we went to the beach and played some volleyball -- I'm like, 'Yo, I'm just going to jump in the ocean, and I just know that will reset my mind.' And it worked. I don't know if I'm going to jump [in the water] up north [in the Bay Area] because it's freezing, but it's something I'll definitely contemplate if I don't shoot the ball that well the rest of the year. But hopefully that doesn't happen," said Thompson.
Steph Curry recognized that Thompson had a "typical Klay type of vibe" after his swim and knew he'd have a big game.
Thompson added that the Warriors needed to close out the Clippers with the Rockets up 3-0 in their series.
"We don't want to give [the Rockets] any more rest days. Same with us. We don't want to extend the series any longer than we need to. 'Cause every game is so pivotal in the playoffs, and we'll give our fans a show, redeem ourselves from the last time we were in Oracle, 'cause we owe 'em one."