After a knee and Achilles injury that kept him out for over two seasons, Thompson stepped on the court with his teammates on Sunday for the first time in 941 days.
In his first game back, Thompson notched 17 points on 7-of-18 shooting from the field and 3-of-8 shooting from beyond the arc. The five-time All-Star added three rebounds, an assists and a block in 20 minutes against the Cavs.
Following his emotional return to the court, Thompson earned the game-ball from the Warriors’ 96-82 win over the Cavs on Sunday. In Golden State’s locker room, Thompson was given the ball from a special presenter.
Steph Curry’s young son Canon was the one to hand Thompson the game ball after his long-awaited return to the court.
Via @warriors on Twitter:
the most wholesome game ball delivery 💙 pic.twitter.com/3pvWec6h2D
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) January 10, 2022
Via @NBCSWarriors on Twitter:
Canon Curry gave Klay the game ball 💙 pic.twitter.com/E3yc8bsEPr
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) January 10, 2022
Thompson’s Splash Brother and Canon’s father tallied a game-high 28 points on 10-of-21 shooting from the floor with five rebounds, five assists and a steal in 37 minutes. Curry dropped in four triples on 11 attempts from deep against the Cavaliers.
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