Klay Thompson out with left knee soreness; Warriors not too concerned

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Klay out with left knee soreness; Warriors not too concerned originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

SAN FRANCISCO -- Sunday night marks the seven-year anniversary since Klay Thompson found a mode unknown to mankind at the time, setting an NBA record by scoring 37 points in one quarter. He'll have to celebrate from the bench.

Thompson is a late scratch against the Utah Jazz, coach Steve Kerr announced a little over an hour and a half before tipoff.

"He's got a little knee soreness, so we're not going to play him tonight and he'll just be day-to-day," Kerr said.

The soreness is in Thompson's surgically repaired left knee, the same he tore his ACL in during Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals. This will be the first time that Thompson has missed a game due to soreness with his knee or Achilles since making his return on Jan. 9.

Thompson currently is not playing both games of a back-to-back and sat Friday night's win over the Houston Rockets.

"Nothing too concerning," Kerr said of Klay's knee. "It's just part of the cautiousness we've shown."

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Kerr said Thompson expected to play Sunday night, but trainer Rick Celebrini advised the Warriors to be careful and not play the five-time All-Star with what he called "a little bit of a tweak in the knee."

Klay has played six games after missing the previous two and half years to a torn ACL and torn Achilles. He is averaging 14.7 points while playing 21.3 minutes per game.