The Golden State Warriors had what many analysts and fans consider their first true test of the season Wednesday, taking on the Los Angeles Clippers. And they proved why they’re still the team to beat in the Western Conference.
The white-hot Klay Thompson led Golden State in scoring in the 115-98 win at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Thompson — wearing the “Make It Rain” iteration of the Anta KT2 — dropped 24 points on the Clippers on 8-of-18 shooting, including going 3-of-6 from long range.
Golden State’s other typical scoring threats Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant didn’t tally the second-most points on the night. Instead, it was the charismatic Draymond Green, who dropped 22 on 8-of-10 shooting. The Nike-sponsored athlete was wearing the brand’s Zoom Clear Out sneakers with the words “Sideline Racism” emblazoned on the side.
Although the Under Armour-sponsored Curry wasn’t in the top two in scoring, the baller still had a solid game against the Clippers. The guard dropped 19 points on 7-of-16 shooting in a predominantly yellow player’s edition colorway of the Under Armour Curry 3. And Durant also had a solid effort on the hardwood Wednesday night, posting 16 points on 5-of-17 shooting in a blue player’s edition Nike Zoom KD 9.