Klay Thompson
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Klay Thompson scored 32 points (2 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal) and the Golden State Warriors advanced to their sixth finals in the past eight seasons by beating the Luka Doncic-led Dallas Mavericks 120-110 in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Thursday night.

The Golden State Warriors will host the winner of the Eastern Conference finals between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat on June 2 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

After a series-ending win over the Dallas Mavericks, the Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson, who underwent two major surgeries and two years of grueling rehabilitation, shared some of his thoughts on his journey returning from injury: “This time last year I was just starting to jog again … I’m just grateful.”