Klay Thompson: 'No, I don’t see myself missing Game 3'

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TORONTO — Golden State Warriors All-Star Klay Thompson, who suffered a left hamstring injury in the fourth quarter of the Warriors’ NBA Finals Game 2 victory Sunday night, told Yahoo Sports that he doesn’t expect to miss any time.

“No, I don’t see myself missing Game 3,” Thompson told Yahoo Sports.

Thompson led the Warriors with 25 points and carried them in the first half as they evened the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors with a 109-104 victory.

“I’ll be fine,” Thompson told Yahoo Sports. “That was a good win for us tonight.”

Thompson was injured while shooting a 3-pointer with 10:40 remaining in the fourth quarter. As he followed through on the attempt, Thompson landed awkwardly and fell as the Raptors’ Danny Green contested.

Klay Thompson, de los Warriors de Golden State, conduce el balón frente a Danny Green, de los Raptors de Toronto, en el segundo partido de la Final de la NBA, el domingo 2 de junio de 2019 (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Klay Thompson scored 25 points Sunday night. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

The Warriors will not practice on Monday, and Thompson will receive around-the-clock treatment leading up to Wednesday’s Game 3 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif.

He’s expected to undergo an MRI on Monday, but the organization is of the belief the injury isn’t serious and expects him to be available Wednesday.

Sources told Yahoo Sports on Friday that there is a chance that Warriors superstar Kevin Durant could return from his calf injury for Game 3, but a Game 4 return is considered more likely.

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Warriors big man Kevon Looney suffered a collar bone injury in Game 2, and Andre Iguodala is nursing a minor hamstring injury. Iguodala also left Sunday’s game briefly after running into a hard screen from Marc Gasol.

Looney will undergo an MRI and CT scan Monday.

A noticeably frustrated Thompson limped around the locker room after the game as he walked to the shower and back to his locker stall. He was in pain and occasionally let out a small yell while stretching the hamstring.

Thompson is known as one of the league’s most durable players, playing 77 or more regular-season games in six of eight NBA seasons.

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