Early in the first quarter of the Golden State Warriors’ 124-114 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, star guard Klay Thompson suffered an ankle injury when J.R. Smith accidentally rolled up into him following a slip on a wet spot.
Thompson played the rest of the game, finishing with 24 points on 5-for-10 shooting from the three-point line. However, the injury that forced Thompson to exit briefly in the first half apparently flared up in the coming days, as he is reportedly receiving non-stop treatment to get him ready for Game 2.
According to Yahoo! Sports, Thompson is dealing with a high left ankle sprain and significant bruising. He is hopeful to play Sunday night when the two teams meet again at Oracle Arena.
Thompson, a 4-time All-Star, is often overlooked on Warriors because of the presence of former MVP winners Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant. Even though Thompson is not as flashy as those two, nor as boisterous as Draymond Green, he is every bit their equal.
Not only is Golden State dealing with the injury to Thompson, forward Andre Iguodala is questionable to return to the series with a lingering knee injury. Iguodala, a former Finals MVP, has missed the last five games.
The Warriors have officially listed Iguodala as doubtful for Game 2. Keep it here on AXS.com for more NBA news and tickets to select games.