Warriors coach Steve Kerr says Klay Thompson relayed ‘he’ll be fine’, injury is ‘minor’
The Golden State Warriors may have dodged a bullet after their Game 2 win, as head coach Steve Kerr confirmed that Klay Thompson’s injury isn’t serious and that he might be able to play in Game 3 on Wednesday.
“Klay said he’ll be fine. But Klay could be half dead and he’d say he’s fine. We’ll see. He pulled his hamstring. Said it’s minor,” Kerr said in hist postgame presser, per Anthony Slater of The Athletic.
Thompson suffered an ankle injury during the fourth quarter of the game after he landed awkwardly following a 3-point shot attempt. He limped off the floor, went straight to the locker room and did not return.
Holy crap was that an awkward landing by Klay. Lucky he’s okay. pic.twitter.com/r20e70Kujq
— BBALLBREAKDOWN (@bballbreakdown) June 3, 2019
Thompson finished with 25 points, five rebounds and five assists. Fortunately for the Warriors, they were already able to build enough cushion before Klay’s injury and were able to take a 109-104 victory as they travel back to Oakland for Games 3 and 4.
Expect the Warriors to closely monitor Klay’s condition over the next couple of days, as they want to make sure that his injury is really not serious. Still, knowing that it’s minor is something comforting for the Dubs and their fans.
If Klay plays in Game 3, the Dubs will have a legitimate chance of turning the series around. Besides, there are reports about Kevin Durant possibly returning to the lineup sometime during the Warriors’ homestand.
Golden State is gunning for their third straight title, and if they will be able to be at full strength in Game 3, then they will have everything that they need to take out the Raptors.