The Golden State guard scored 22 of his 34 points in the first quarter and the Warriors beat Phoenix for the 15th consecutive time, 117-100 on Sunday night in the final home game of the Suns’ awful season.
“It was good to get into a good rhythm, especially with a game left in the season,” Thompson said. “You want to have some great momentum going into this playoff stretch.”
Kevin Durant added 17 points and nine assists for the Warriors, whose winning streak against Phoenix is a franchise record for a single opponent.
The Suns, who are eyeing the No. 1 pick in June’s draft, were without their five top scorers Sunday in Devin Booker (right hand sprain), T.J. Warren (left knee inflammation), Josh Jackson (right quad contusion), Elfrid Payton (left knee tendinopathy) and Troy Daniels (right ankle sprain).
Forced to lean on little-known reserves and former G League players, Phoenix had little answer for the Warriors’ switch-heavy system, shooting 42.4 percent from the field and 10-for-35 from three-point range.