NBA Twitter Slams Klay Thompson, Warriors for Not Helping Steph Curry in Loss vs Mavs

Doric SamNovember 30, 2022

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The Golden State Warriors were known to have issues with their depth this season, but in Tuesday's game against the Dallas Mavericks, it was the starters who were the problem.

Besides star point guard Stephen Curry, the rest of the starting lineup failed to make much of an impact as the Warriors went on to suffer a 116-113 loss at American Airlines Center. Curry finished with 32 points, but fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson put up just five points in 31 minutes of action.

Thompson's cold night ended a streak of seven straight games scoring in double figures. He lacked aggression on both ends of the floor, shooting just 2-of-9 from the field and disappearing on defense.

Andrew Wiggins wasn't much better with 10 points on 4-of-11 shooting. Draymond Green had 12 points, and Kevon Looney had 11 on 4-of-4 shooting. Surprisingly, Golden State's bench actually showed up and combined for 43 points, but it wasn't enough to withstand a 41-point triple-double by Mavs star Luka Dončić.

NBA Twitter was not happy with the lack of production from the Warriors' starters on Tuesday:

Jason Timpf @_JasonLT

Going to be tough for the Warriors to win games that their starters get soundly outplayed in. Bench isn’t good enough.<br><br>That group needs to put together some good stretches before and after halftime.

Madeline Kenney @madkenney

In a bizarre turn of events, the Warriors starters are in the negative +/- while the reserves are positive (with the exception of JaMychal Green who's nuetral.)

C.J. Holmes 🦹🏾‍♂️ @CjHolmes22

After entering the second quarter down 12, Warriors trail the Mavericks by a point at halftime.<br><br>Bench is the story of the game for Golden State. Starters negative in +/-, reserves all in the positive except J. Green (0).<br><br>Kuminga: 8 points (4/4) 5 rebounds +21 in 13 minutes.

Hubie Talks Hoops @HubieTalksHoops

Let’s face it, Klay Thompson has struggled with the shot. 2 points in 22 minutes is not ideal, okay? <a href="https://t.co/suvoygbEsx">pic.twitter.com/suvoygbEsx</a>

Tim Kawakami @timkawakami

It's the third quarter and Looney is outscoring Klay, Poole and Wiggins COMBINED

warriorsworld @warriorsworld

Klay and JP 7pts on 3/10 shooting thru 3Q. Tough to win like that

Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson

Halfway through the third quarter and Klay has 2 points, Wiggins has 4 and Poole has 3<br><br>Warriors down by 3

Wajahat Ali @WajahatAli

Klay and Wiggins gotta step up and help Steph in the 4th and Warriors can grit out a win in Dallas.

Alex 👋 @Dubs408

Klay/Dray/Wiggins are 0/9 from 3

Vince 🌉 🏆 @DubsSZN2023

Weird season for the Warriors if you ask me. One game, bench is the problem. Another game, starters is the problem. Another game, defense is the problem. Another game, shots are not falling.<br><br>Its like a Warriors' weakness is being exposed every game, and there might be a lot.

Tim Sheehan @inondehfsusld

Warriors starters taking another night off tonight?

Only for Klay ♀️ (Defenseless Warriors) @bona9212

Bench playing better than the starters. Rare.

Niko @nikotaughtyou

Warriors bench been good tonight, starters haven’t played up to par.

Jim Park🏀🌌 @Sheridanblog

Klay and Wiggins have been no-shows in this game. Hopefully, Wiggins can turn it up to begin Q4. They're gonna need at least one of them to step up to win this game

Klay Thompson’s Burner @iKlayThompson

How many shots has Klay taken and why is it so little

A @A_Mula__

Klay Thompson really just running up and down the court huh 😂

Hopeful Romantic @1keenanhall

Klay is off this game come bro don't start this wake up! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DubNation?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#DubNation</a>

Golden State had its three-game win streak snapped and fell to 11-11. The team will need a better effort from its starters if it wants to get back to its winning ways.

The Warriors will look to bounce back when they return home for Friday's matchup against the Chicago Bulls.