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Report: Klay Thompson’s right ankle is in pretty bad shape

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Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson’s right ankle is reportedly in pretty bad shape, according to Marcus Thompson of The Athletic.

Thompson sprained his right ankle in Game 6 against the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday. He finished the rest of the game, but told reporters afterwards he was really sore.

The Warriors take on the Houston Rockets in the second round of the playoffs. Game 1 is on Sunday at Oracle Arena.

Saturday morning, hours after the Warriors won their fifth straight road playoff game, Klay Thompson’s sprained ankle was still pretty bad, according to sources.

Bad enough to put his availability in question for Game 1 against visiting Houston on Sunday? That is certainly on the table. How his ankle responds to treatment over the next 24 hours is what the Warriors are watching closely.

The Warriors won’t beat the Rockets without a healthy and effective Thompson. The All-Star guard defends Rockets stars James Harden and Chris Paul whenever the Dubs and Rockets play each other.

Thompson averaged 17.3 points against the Clippers in the first round. The 29-year-old put up 21.5 points per game during the regular season while shooting 46.7 percent from the field and 40.2 percent from beyond the arc.

The Warriors could rest Thompson in Game 1, although it would be a shock to not see Klay out there on Sunday.