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OAKLAND – With the playoff schedule bringing three days off in the Western Conference finals, Warriors’ players have varying opinions about the time off.
“I think sometimes it’s needed,” said Warriors forward Draymond Green Saturday afternoon. “Other times it’s not. It gets kind of boring, but it is what it is.”
History suggests that an extended rest benefits the Warriors. During the regular season, the team went 4-1 in games following a three-day break, averaging 116.4 points a contest. Green has been especially good in such instances, averaging 14.0 points, 11.5 rebounds and 11.0 assists in two games this season. Like Green, Thompson has also flourished with the extended time, averaging 27 points on 60 percent shooting, including 60 percent from the three-point line.
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With that in mind, it’s easy to see why Thompson is enjoying himself during the break.
“They’ve been great,” Thompson said of the time off. I’ve had a great time. I’m excited for tomorrow, though.”
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