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Klay Thompson Fails to Provide a Much-Needed Lift for the Warriors
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OAKLAND -- Eight nights earlier, he was the man who gave the Warriors a chance against the heavily favored San Antonio Spurs. By scoring 34 points in Game 2 of their Western Conference semifinal series, Klay Thompson became Robin to Stephen Curry's Batman. But the second-year shooting guard was rarely heard from again, and Thursday night he had just 10 points as Golden State bowed out of the NBA postseason with a 94-82 loss at Oracle Arena. With Curry and center Andrew Bogut fighting nagging ankle injuries throughout the series and rookie Harrison Barnes shaken by a blow to the head late in the second quarter Thursday, the Warriors needed a lift from Thompson.

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