Golden State coach Steve Kerr made a point to tell Klay Thompson he played

his best game yet since returning in January from a 2 1/2-year

absence following surgeries and long rehabs on his left knee and right Achilles.

Jordan Poole keeps doing his part to provide a spark when the

Warriors are missing stars like Thompson or, currently, Stephen Curry.

Thompson scored 33 points with six 3-pointers and Golden State won its third

straight game after dropping four in a row, running away late

from the depleted Los Angeles Lakers for a 128-112 victory Thursday night.