Following Warriors loss to Suns, Klay Thompson calls out fans for lack of energy

Klay Thompson

OAKLAND, CA – MAY 26: Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors reacts after a play against the Houston Rockets during Game Six of the Western Conference Finals in the 2018 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 26, 2018 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading […]

Devin Booker scored 13 straight Phoenix points during a decisive fourth-quarter stretch and finished with 37, and the Suns snapped the NBA’s longest active losing streak to one opponent at 18 games by beating the Golden State Warriors 115-111 on Sunday night.

The Suns beat Golden State for the first time since a 107-95 victory on Nov. 9, 2014, and earned their first road win in 20 tries against the Western Conference this season.

Thompson made his first four shots and appeared poised for another shooting gem to follow up his 39-point, nine 3-pointer performance in Friday’s 122-105 win against Denver. He still scored 28 points, going 10 of 22.

But it didn’t end there. 

Following what he called the Warriors’ “worst [loss] of the season,” Thompson called out Warriors fans at Oracle Arena, criticizing them on a lack of energy. 

“I expect our crowd to be a little more into it, too,” Thompson said after the Warriors lost for the fourth time in six games. “I know it’s not the playoffs, but it is our last go-round at Oracle. At least you could stand up if someone makes a good play, especially at the beginning. We need that energy, especially this time of the year,” he said in a post-game briefing. 

“It’s hard to conjure up energy every single night because you’re looking forward to the playoffs and that run. So we expect our fans to kind of bring that from the jump,” Thompson said. “It’s like us though, you can’t bring it every night, but still, it helps. It doesn’t matter if we’re playing the Suns or the Bucks, whoever it is. We need that energy from them because we feed off that.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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