Game 6 Klay holds up six fingers after closing out Grizz


The Warriors advanced to the Western Conference finals on Friday with a 110-96 win over the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 6, and appropriately, three words summed up the main reason why: Game 6 Klay.

Ever since he saved the Warriors’ season in 2016 with a 41-point performance against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals, the myth of Game 6 Klay has carried on.

And it continued Friday. Thompson dropped 30 points and was 8-of-14 from 3-point range, including a three with under three minutes left to push the Warriors’ lead to 105-92. That was essentially the dagger, and then Thompson showed the world exactly who he is by turning around, doing the “three” goggles and then holding up six fingers -- five on one hand, one on the other.

In Thompson’s last six Game 6 appearances entering Friday, he averaged 27.8 points and shot better than 53 percent from beyond the arc, according to

He outdid even those numbers to send the Grizzlies home.

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It’s been a long road back to meaningful playoff basketball for Thompson, but this is where he thrives. And despite his return from two years off being a little rocky at times this season, Thompson has hit his stride when it matters most -- and that’s in a Game 6 close-out game. 

And when he held up six fingers, that had to be a scary sight for whoever the Warriors draw next in the conference finals. 

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