Klay Thompson led the Golden State Warriors (30-27) to a commanding 123-112 win against the Washington Wizards (9-49), leading his team in scoring off the bench.

Thompson’s 25-point contribution propelled the Warriors to their sixth victory in the last seven games Thompson has entered as a substitute.

While Stephen Curry faced a challenging start, being held scoreless in the first half for the first time in almost a decade, he rallied in the second half to finish with 18 points (6/21 field goals). Jonathan Kuminga added 21 points for the Warriors.

Despite a valiant effort from the Wizards, led by Tyus Jones’ career-high 17 assists and Kyle Kuzma’s 27 points, they couldn’t halt their 12-game losing streak.

Marvin Bagley III and Corey Kisper added 20 points each for Washington. Meanwhile, ex-Warrior Jordan Poole came off the bench and scored 12 points.

Chris Paul’s impactful return to the court (9 points, 6 assists) after a seven-week absence injected fresh energy into the Warriors, as he orchestrated crucial plays that swung the momentum in their favor.