With a little more than three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter and the Warriors leading 85-84, Thompson drove right by Steve Blake on the left wing as he headed straight for the tin. Lopez rose to contest the drive with his right hand but Thompson angled past Lopez and elevated over the top to finish a strong right-handed dunk over the seven-footer. Thompson celebrated the dunk with an emphatic fist pump.
A few minutes later, Thompson would knock down the go-ahead shot with 8.7 seconds remaining. Curling open on an inbounds play, Thompson received the ball from Andre Iguodala on the left wing before powering into the paint and swishing a fall-away runner over Wesley Matthews. That shot gave the Warriors a 91-90 lead that they wouldn't relinquish.
Thompson scored a game-high 29 points (on 11-for-22 shooting) and three steals against Portland. Stephen Curry added 21 points (on 6-for-18 shooting), six assists and five rebounds for Golden State in the win.
LaMarcus Aldridge paced Portland with a team-high 26 points (on 10-for-20 shooting) and 13 rebounds. Matthews added 18 points (on 7-for-15 shooting) and three rebounds.
Golden State improved to 3-0 with the win. Portland dropped to 1-2 with the loss.