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The Warriors defeated the Suns at home (123-112) behind game-high 38 points by Klay Thompson. His teammate Steph Curry said after the game that he motivated the 33-year-old shooting guard.

Via Jarrod Castillo of NBC Sports:

“I love motivated Klay,” Curry explained. “You know, whatever it takes to get him locked in and focused, there’s been a lot of chirping back and forth and the narratives around us playing Phoenix, him and [Devin Booker] and all that – two great scorers going at it.”

This season Thompson is averaging 22.3 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 32.8 minutes per game.