Tristan Thompson #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots the ball against Shaun Livingston #34 of the Golden State Warriors and Draymond Green #23 in Game 3 of the 2016 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 8, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Bob Donnan - Pool/Getty Images)

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Longhorns in the NBA playoffs: Through June 9

Turner has fun with Thompson during media availabilty

Posted June 9th, 2016

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They weren’t at the 40 Acres for long, but before they jumped to the NBA they hooped it up at Club Erwin on a regular basis. Every week we’ll take a look at how these Longhorns in the NBA fared in recent action.

There’s just one Longhorn in the NBA playoffs left, Tristan Thompson, who will try to help the Cleveland Cavaliers defeat the Golden State Warriors in the NBA finals. Here’s how this Longhorn in the NBA playoffs performed as the NBA Finals got started.

Tristan Thompson, F, Cleveland Cavaliers: Thompson and just about every Cavs starter had a great Game 3 in the NBA Finals as Cleveland blew out the Golden State Warriors 120-90 on Wednesday night. Thompson had his second double-double of the series, scoring 14 points to go along with 13 rebounds. Seven of his rebounds came on the offensive end. He made 5 of 6 shots in addition to dishing out two assists in 31 minutes on the floor. It was a nice way for him to bounce back after the 110-77 loss in Game 2 in which he had just eight points and five boards in 19 minutes.

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Thompson even got a visit from a fellow Longhorn during media activities.

Myles Turner, a Longhorn in the 2014-15 season had some fun with Thompson during media availability. Turner made the NBA All-Rookie second team this season and finished 8th in Rookie of the Year voting.

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