Watch Klay Thompson get happy discussing how dunking makes him happy


Programming note: Watch the pregame edition of Warriors Outsiders on Thursday afternoon at 4:30, streaming live on the MyTeams app.

Klay Thompson scored 26 points in the Warriors' Game 1 win over the Trail Blazers in the Western Conference finals.

His last made field goal came with 4:16 remaining in the fourth quarter. And it's safe to assume it was his favorite bucket of the night.

That assumption is based off of what he told ESPN's Scott Van Pelt after the victory.

"I just get so happy when I get to dunk, man," Klay said. "It's a rare occurence. But tonight I got one, I looked up at my family and I was pumped.

"Hopefully I can have more attempts like that throughout the series because those really make me happy."

Reading the words doesn't do it justice, so just watch Klay's face:

Klay's dunk on Tuesday night was his fourth during the 2019 NBA playoffs.

Here is Klay's dunk tracker for his postseason career:
-2017-18 = 1
-2016-17 = 4
-2015-16 = 2
-2014-15 = 7
-2013-14 = 1
-2012-13 = 1

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If the Blazers make some pick-and-roll adjustments in Game 2 and elect to trap Steph Curry, it just might lead to more dunk opportunities for Klay.

And in case you forgot -- the five-time All-Star recorded a career-high 24 dunks during the regular season (his previous high was 21 in 2014-15).

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