Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson questionable for Game 1 vs. Rockets
The Golden State Warriors will face the Houston Rockets in the second round of the playoffs, but they could be severely undermanned, as Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson are both listed as questionable for tomorrow night.
Kerr says Klay and Steph came in this morning for treatment on their sprained ankles. He says both players are questionable for Game 1. He wants to see how both respond to more treatment before game time.
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Curry hurt his ankle in the Game 6 of their first round playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers last night on Friday. He was able to finish the game but there were times when he looked hurt. Still, he was able to finish with 24 points (8-14 FG, 2-5 3PT, 6-6 FT), six rebounds, and six assists in 38 minutes of action. The former MVP said his ankle feels fine and plans to play tomorrow night.
Thompson’s condition is entirely different. He also rolled his ankle in their series-clinching Game 6 win against the Clippers. He played 38 minutes in the contest, but only managed to score nine points on 3-10 shooting. The team will see how he responds within the next 24 hours. Klay seems confident, saying that he expects to get the green light to play in Game 1 versus the Rockets.
If the Splash Brothers miss the series opener, it could be the perfect opportunity for the Rockets to take Game 1. Sure, the Warriors still have Durant, but Houston’s firepower as a team might be too much for him to handle alone.
If Curry and Thompson do end up playing, expect the Warriors to closely monitor their minutes. They would not want to risk worsening their injuries, especially since they are not considered severe.