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Warriors’ Thompson injures hamstring, limps off

Reported by ESPN:

TORONTO — Golden State Warriors swingman Klay Thompson left in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s NBA Finals Game 2 against the Toronto Raptors with left hamstring tightness, according to the team.

Thompson was hurt with 10:40 left in regulation after he landed awkwardly. He stayed in the game for a couple of minutes before motioning to his team to foul so he could come out of the game.

Thompson eventually left with 7:59 remaining and then hobbled to the bench. After a few moments, he headed back to the locker room with members of the Warriors’ training staff to be checked out.

Thompson will have an MRI on the hamstring on Monday after the Warriors return to Oakland.

“Klay said he’ll be fine, but Klay can be half-dead and he’d say he’s [fine]. We’ll see,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said after the 109-104 win that tied the series 1-1. “He pulled his hamstring; he thinks it’s minor — I don’t know what that means going forward.”

Thompson’s injury is the latest setback for a Warriors group already playing without Kevin Durant, who continues rehabbing a right calf injury. Warriors backup center Kevon Looney left Sunday’s game in the second quarter and did not return because of what the team said was a chest contusion. But Kerr said afterwards that Looney exited because of “something with his shoulder.”



Rachel Nichols tells Scott Van Pelt that Andre Iguodala was limping after Game 2 and Klay Thompson expects to play in Game 3 despite his hamstring injury.

Andre Iguodala, who continues to deal with a lingering calf injury, was shaken up on Sunday after a screen from Raptors center Marc Gasol in the second quarter and went to the locker room to be checked out. He remained in the game, providing a nice offensive lift for the Warriors at the start of the second half.

Warriors star guard Stephen Curry was dealing with some dehydration and was a little lightheaded at the end of the first quarter, Kerr said after the game. Curry was checked out by the Warriors’ medical staff throughout the opening quarter but remained in the game.




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