Warriors guard Klay Thompson appears to dislocate ring finger
Klay Thompson's finger 😬 pic.twitter.com/yHDiffhWaI
— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) February 13, 2019
The Warriors are in no easy task Tuesday night against a feisty Jazz squad, owners of the Western Conference’s sixth seed heading into their matchup.
Thompson’s exit would have been a huge blow to Golden State’s chances in this game. Fortunately for the defending champions, Thompson, in what seems like a near-superhuman feat, is available to return against the Jazz.
Per the Warriors: Klay Thompson (sprained left ring finger) is available to return to tonight's game.
— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) February 13, 2019
Over the last four games, Thompson has been scorching hot as he averages 27.0 points per game while shooting 62 percent from the field and 60 percent from rainbow country. He’s also tallying 3.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.0 block, and 1.0 steal nightly.
Before heading to the locker room, Thompson was able to amass two points, four rebounds, two assists, and one block. It will be an uphill climb for the former 3-point champion given the nature of the injury. But for what it’s worth, it’s not his shooting hand that’s affected.
Outside of his shooting prowess, Thompson is just as deadly as a lockdown defender. In fact, he’s widely regarded as one of the most underrated stoppers in the league; a true testament to him being an elite 3-and-D option.