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Thompson landed awkwardly after trying to draw a foul on Raptors wing Danny Green on a 3-point attempt early in the final frame. He played nearly three more minutes before his limp became so burdensome that he asked out of the game. As he called for teammates to foul, Toronto made a wide-open 3-pointer with 7:59 remaining, and the Warriors called a timeout to get him treated on the bench.
Thompson soon headed to the locker room in the hotly contested final minutes. The Warriors led 98-91 when Thompson checked out with eight minutes left.
The five-time All-Star led the Warriors in scoring at the time of the injury, scoring 25 points on 10-for-17 shooting in his 32 minutes of action. His absence would undoubtedly be a massive loss for Golden State, as he is not only one of the game’s greatest shooters, but an All-Defensive guard against Toronto’s wings.
Earlier, the Warriors lost center Kevon Looney to what the team termed a left chest contusion, forcing DeMarcus Cousins — just back from injury himself — into major minutes. Looney is Golden State’s most versatile big man, and the Warriors were fortunate that Cousins met the challenge against Toronto’s foul-plagued frontcourt.
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