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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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Klay Thompson gets positive news on ankle injury in advance of Game 1

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The Golden State Warriors are banged up heading into their second-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets on Sunday, but it sounds like Klay Thompson has at least a chance to play.

Thompson suffered an ankle injury in the third quarter of Golden State’s series-clinching win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night, and ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that an MRI he underwent on Saturday came back clean.

Wojnarowski added that there is “optimism” Thompson will play but he could be limited.

While it’s good news that there is no structural damage, Thompson could still be in a significant amount of pain. A report from over the weekend said the injury is “pretty bad” and Thompson’s status for Sunday will depend upon how he responds to treatment.

While Thompson has shown toughness by playing through injuries during the postseason before, the Warriors need to be smart. They are hoping they have a lot more basketball left to play, and ankle injuries can have a tendency to linger.

Report: Klay Thompson’s sprained ankle is ‘pretty bad’

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Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson has a very real issue with his sprained right ankle.

According to Marcus Thompson II of The Athletic, sources say Thompson’s ankle is “pretty bad” after it was sprained in the third quarter of Golden State’s decisive win over the Los Angeles Clippers.

Thompson’s status for Game 1 of the Warriors’ series against the Houston Rockets is unclear. The team will see how his ankle responds to treatment before Sunday’s game before making a decision on his status, but it is said that Thompson’s ankle looked bad enough in the locker room after Friday’s game that it was a topic of discussion.

Thompson has already said he intends to play in Game 1 against Houston, and he has played through significant-looking injuries before. Ultimately, the decision may be out of his hands and down to the training staff.

Klay Thompson already looking ahead to Rockets in playoffs

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Klay Thompson is already looking ahead to the Houston Rockets.

Thompson had a monster game in the Golden State Warriors’ 113-105 victory over the LA Clippers in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series on Sunday to give the team a 3-1 series lead. He went 12/20 from the field including 6/9 on threes for 32 points, which was second to Kevin Durant, who had 33.

Thompson was interviewed by ABC’s Lisa Salters after the game and indicated he was already thinking about whom they will face in the next round of the postseason.

Maybe now is a good time to remind Klay about how the 2016 NBA Finals went when they were up 3-1? Not to say that the Clippers are the Cavaliers, but overlooking the team in front of you is never a good idea.

If Golden State does advance as expected, they would likely face Houston. The Rockets lead their series with the Utah Jazz 3-0 and will have a chance to complete the sweep in Game 4 on Monday.

Klay Thompson calls out Warriors fans for not doing better job

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Winning is a total team effort as far as Klay Thompson is concerned, and he even includes the fans in that group.

Thompson’s Golden State Warriors lost at home to the Phoenix Suns 115-111 on Sunday night in a stunning defeat. The win for Phoenix snapped an 18-game losing streak against the Warriors. Thompson and Steph Curry both went 4/15 on threes, with Thompson scoring 28 to lead the team.

After the loss, Thompson said the fans need to do better. He said he wants them to get up for games even when they’re not facing the best opponents.

While some will take Thompson’s words as a challenge and as reinforcement of how valuable a role the fans play, others may take offense and feel like he’s deflecting blame. His comments are probably more of the former than the latter and will be sure to cause a reaction in the Bay Area.

Report: Klay Thompson MRI comes back clean

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The Golden State Warriors caught a bit of a break when they got good news on Klay Thompson’s knee.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, an MRI on Thompson’s troublesome right knee came back clean on Monday.

Thompson has been dealing with knee soreness and was subsequently held out of Saturday’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers. There’s no real urgency to get him back in the lineup, as the Warriors are safely headed for the playoffs and there’s no reason to push him too far this soon. It sounds like Thompson isn’t facing an extended absence, and it’s probably fair to treat him as day-to-day at this point, though Golden State is certain to proceed with caution with the playoffs so close.

Look: Klay Thompson suffers nasty finger injury

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Klay Thompson suffered a nasty finger injury during the Golden State Warriors’ game against the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night.

Thompson jammed his left hand on a push-off and ended up with his left ring finger being dislocated around the knuckle.

Thompson exited the game midway through the first quarter. He was examined by a trainer and later returned in the second quarter, with the team saying he had suffered a sprain.

The Warriors sharpshooter was nonchalant about the injury, acting like it was nothing.

DeMarcus Cousins and Shaun Livingston are set to miss the team’s game on Wednesday at Portland, so it’s entirely possible that Thompson joins them to rest and heal.

Klay Thompson says his girlfriend inspired his huge shooting night

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Klay Thompson had one of the best games of his career against the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night, and apparently Golden State Warriors fans should be thanking his girlfriend for the fact that he simply could not miss a shot.

Thompson dropped 44 points on an absurd 17-of-20 shooting and 10-of-11 on three-point attempts. He began the game by making his first 10 three-pointers, which is an NBA record. With a number of celebrities at the Staples Center, Klay’s father Mychal calling the game on Lakers radio and his mother in attendance, Thompson was asked after the game if any person in particular inspired his performance. He credited his girlfriend, actress Laura Harrier.

“If it was for anybody, I’d say it was for her,” Thompson told Marcus Thompson III of The Athletic.

Thompson began dating Harrier several months ago, supposedly after he broke up with his ex-girlfriend for sharing too much information about their relationship with gossip publications. Thompson and Harrier have been spotted out in public a couple of times, but this is the first open confirmation Thompson has given that they are dating.

Harrier co-starred in Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman,” which was nominated for four Golden Globes earlier this month. Thompson has dated a number of women who are internet famous, but Harrier may be the first who is Hollywood famous.

H/T Black Sports Online