Steve Kerr believes Klay Thompson will be ready for NBA Finals

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Klay Thompson took a knee to the head in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals. (Getty)
Klay Thompson took a knee to the head in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals. (Getty)

OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr believes All-Star guard Klay Thompson will overcome his concussion symptoms in time for the start of the NBA Finals.

The Warriors said Friday that neurological tests revealed Thompson has a concussion and will not return to practice until he is symptom free. He was injured in the fourth quarter of Golden State's 104-90 Game 5 win over the Rockets in the Western Conference finals clincher Wednesday night. The NBA Finals start Thursday against Cleveland, but Kerr said he is confident that Thompson will pass the NBA's mandated concussion protocol in time for Game 1 against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

"He's going through the [concussion protocol] process, but all is going well," Kerr said after the Warriors' practice on Saturday.

Thompson was in street clothes during Saturday's practice. He averaged 21.7 points, 3.2 points and 2.9 assists during the regular season. Thompson didn't speak to the media after Saturday's practice.

 

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