During game 2 the Warriors were flexing their muscles in the second half of the battle for dominance against the Raptor, Klay Thompson apparently pulled one.
The Golden State Warriors sharpshooting guard Klay Thompson exited Game 2 of the 2019 NBA Finals ended up leaving the game with left hamstring tightness. Read on for more details Klay Thompson hamstring injury…
Klay very noticeably limped to the bench when play finally stopped after this. https://t.co/QCWJa1JDar
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) June 3, 2019
CelebNSports247.com reports that the Warriors Klay Thompson suffered the injury during an awkward landing on a 3-point shot attempt early on in the fourth quarter.
Hots of ESPN’s Rachel Nichols reports:
Klay very noticeably limped to the bench when play finally stopped after this.
Klay, who is almost never hurt, getting checked out in the locker room.
Despite Klay’s injury, the Warriors won game 2 109-104 win, Coach Steve Kerr said that Thompson reassured the head coach that his hamstring would be fine. However, Thompson, who will undergo an MRI on Monday. The Warriors Coach also said that it’s “hard to say” whether or not he’ll be ready in time for Game 3.
Mercury News and Warrior’s writer Mark Medina reports:
I caught up with Klay Thompson on the way out of the arena. Klay about his hamstring: I’m good. It’s just tight. Does Klay think he’ll play in Game 3? Klay: Honestly, it’s hard to say. Thank God we got a couple of days off. But I think I’ll be good to go.
The Warriors are already dealing with a number of injuries as it is.Kevon Looney missed the majority of Game 2 due to a chest contusion suffered in the first half while Andre Iguodala temporarily exited at the end of the first half following a hard screen from the Raptors’ Marc Gasol. He eventually returned at the beginning of the second half, and went on to hit the game-sealing 3-pointer.
The Warriors are of course also playing without Kevin Durant due to his calf strain. Thompson has never missed a playoff game during his NBA career, but at this point, we’ll have to wait and see on his status for Game 3. At least he is NOT complaining about the fans this time.