Klay Thompson credits Pacific Ocean swim for his fire Game 4 performance

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The Warriors are now taking a commanding 3-1 lead in the series against the Los Angeles Clippers. 

For Game 4, it was Klay Thompson who had a breakout game. 

Thompson was on fire — shooting and nailing a few 3-pointers in just the first quarter alone! 

He finished the game with 32 points. 

Thompson credits his fire performance to a dip in the Pacific Ocean. 

“I told Jonas — we went to the beach and played some volleyball.. I’m like ‘Yo, I’m just going to jump in the ocean, and I just know that will reset my mind. And it worked. I don’t know if I’m going to jump up north (in the Bay Area) because it’s freezing, but it’s something I’ll definitely contemplate if I don’t shoot the ball that well the rest of the year. But hopefully that doesn’t happen,” Thompson said. 

And of course, you can count on Klay for a good chuckle at the end of the game. 

In an interview with ESPN’s Lisa Salters after the team’s 113-105 win, Thompson mentioned the team slogan “Strength in Numbers.”

He used a towel he had as a point of reference, but that didn’t quite work since the towel was well.. upside down. 

“What does it say about your team that on a day that Steph doesn’t put up big numbers that you guys still just handle your business?” Salters asks him.

Oh, ‘Strength in Numbers.’ It’s right here,” he said as he shows the towel to the camera. “Strength in Numbers,” he repeated.

Salters pointed out the towel was upside down. 

“My bad,” he said as he grins. 

It’s okay Klay. We totally get it. 

Warriors close out the series at Oracle Arena on Wednesday. 

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