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Klay Thompson reacts to playing his first playoff game since 2019

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Klay Thompson played his first playoff game with the Golden State Warriors since Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals.

The superstar guard of the Warriors was out for more than 2,5 years due to injuries and returned to the postseason for the first time in 3 years. With Thompson out, Golden State missed the playoffs in 2020 and 2021.

“Very special. I thought about all the days in the gym, the days in the doctor’s office on the surgery table and just be flying up and down the court, knocking shots down and playing solid defense.

It was a surreal moment for me and to do it in front of the crowd we had, I give dub nation amazing credit. They were so loud as we ran through the tunnel. Just something I won’t take for granted, just being able to play playoff basketball. It was very surreal for me,” Klay Thompson told media afterwards.

The veteran guard had 19 points (7/15 shooting) and 5 three-pointers (5/10) in the 107-123 win of the Warriors over the Denver Nuggets in Game 1. Game 2 of the series takes place on Monday.

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