Klay Thompson out against Jazz with knee soreness

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Anthony Slater: Klay Thompson has knee soreness. He is out tonight vs Jazz. Late scratch. “Day to day,” Kerr says. Surgically repaired knee. “Nothing too concerning. Just part of the cautiousness,” Kerr says.
Source: Twitter @anthonyVslater

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
‘It was like a religious experience. And I’m not kidding.’ – Warriors coach Steve Kerr, sharing his memories of Klay Thompson’s 37-pt quarter seven years ago today – 7:08 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Steve Kerr on 7th anniversary of Klay Thompson’s 37-point quarter: “It was like a religious experience.” pic.twitter.com/Y5tp0beIyc7:05 PM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Seven years ago today, Klay scored 37 points in a quarter against the Kings. “It was like a religious experience… one of the most powerful moments of my life.” – Steve Kerr – 7:04 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Steve Kerr said Rick Celebrini advised that he thinks Klay Thompson should sit out after doing some pre-game work and noticing a “tweak” in his left knee – 7:00 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Rudy Gobert and Bojan Bogdanovic are both available
Klay Thompson is now out with knee soreness. Nothing serious. Just precautionary
Hassan Whiteside is still out – 6:58 PM

Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
Klay Thompson (left knee soreness) will not play tonight against Utah, Warriors coach Steve Kerr says. It is Thompson’s surgically repaired knee but Kerr called it “nothing too concerning.” – 6:57 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Steve Kerr said Klay Thompson will be a late scratch tonight vs Jazz with left knee soreness. Kerr stressed that it’s “nothing too concerning.” – 6:56 PM

Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Klay Thompson (knee) is a late scratch and will not play today against the Jazz, per Steve Kerr. – 6:54 PM

Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Klay Thompson will not play tonight as he rests his surgically repaired knee. Steve Kerr said it’s nothing serious, just a little soreness that’s to be expected – 6:53 PM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Klay Thompson (knee soreness) a late scratch for Warriors tonight, per Steve Kerr – 6:53 PM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Klay Thompson is a late scratch tonight against the Jazz. He experienced some knee soreness is his left knee — the one that was surgically repaired. He’s considered day to day. – 6:53 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
Klay Thompson is a late scratch tonight with some knee soreness and is OUT vs. the Jazz, per Steve Kerr. – 6:53 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Klay Thompson has knee soreness. He is out tonight vs Jazz. Late scratch. “Day to day,” Kerr says. Surgically repaired knee. “Nothing too concerning. Just part of the cautiousness,” Kerr says. – 6:52 PM

Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Klay Thompson won’t play vs. the Jazz due to knee soreness. – 6:52 PM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
If Tatum does not come back into the game, he’ll become the 6th player in NBA history to score 48 points in less than 30 minutes.
Klay Thompson (twice), Joel Embiid (earlier this month), Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, Steph Curry.
Celtics up 22 with 9:35 to play. – 5:17 PM

The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
On this day seven years ago, Klay erupted for 37 points in one quarter 🤯
(via @NBAHistory)
pic.twitter.com/Q3W7di3i7m1:31 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Seven years ago today: Klay Thompson scored 37 points in a quarter.
Five years ago today: Dion Waiters happened, memes were born.
youtube.com/watch?v=4UDbB3…12:29 PM

Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
📅 On this day in 2015, the @Golden State Warriors Klay Thompson scored 52 points – including an NBA-record 37 in the third quarter – in a 126-101 win over the Kings.
Thompson was perfect in his record-setting third quarter, shooting 13-13 from the field (9-9 on 3P) and 2-2 from the FT line. pic.twitter.com/DCy8X9ay3A11:01 AM

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