Warriors’ Klay Thompson ‘can’t wait’ to get back out on the court for Game 4 vs. Raptors
"I just can't wait to get out here tomorrow."
— NBA TV (@NBATV) June 6, 2019
Thompson suffered a hamstring injury in the Warriors’ Game 2 win against the Toronto Raptors. He went to the locker room in the fourth quarter of that contest and did not return. He finished with 25 points, five rebounds, and five assists.
Thompson said that he’s willing to play Wednesday night, but Steve Kerr and the rest of the Warriors staff ultimately decided not to allow him because of the risk of re-aggravating his injury.
The Warriors lost that game 123-109.
With Thompson back, the Warriors will have an additional offensive threat on the floor, which will make the Raptors defense divide its focus between him and Steph Curry.
But Klay is not the only one that the Warriors are hoping to get back in Game 4, as they are also keeping their fingers crossed about Kevin Durant’s return. The reigning Finals MVP hasn’t played for Golden State since Game 5 of the Western Conference semi-finals, and the belief of the team is that he will still be able to return in the championship series.
Still, Thompson’s presence alone gives the Warriors a bigger chance of winning Friday’s game.
Despite the injuries to some of their best players, the Warriors have hobbled their way to the NBA Finals.
The ultimate goal for them is to win their third straight championship, and they’re trying to do everything that they can to make that happen before they move to their new arena next season.