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Sports >  WSU basketball

Former WSU star Klay Thompson showing layers to his evolution as Warriors ride win streak

This hasn’t been a peaceful year for Thompson. At its peaks, Thompson plays like he did in Utah — as an evolved version of himself that can lay low on nights he doesn’t have his legs, but keeps defenses preoccupied as a threat to pop off into a scoring frenzy on a dime. In its valleys, Thompson grows visibly upset that he’s not always the bonafide second option, the go-to closer and scorer he was before his two major injuries.

Sports >  NBA

Amid the NBA’s scoring boom, well-rounded players deserve all-star nods

The NBA’s never-ending scoring boom reached a new level of absurdity last week when Joel Embiid and Luka Doncic each recorded a 70-point game during a four-day span. After averaging roughly one 70-point game every seven years during its first 75 seasons, the NBA has seen four in the past 13 months.