In the absence of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson is the last player of the five major to be called by the announcer of the Chase Center. During the presentation of the teams before the meeting against the Magic, the “Splash Brother was however not there when his name was called. It was Donte DiVincenzo who replaced him at short notice in the starting five. A last minute surprise that worried the whole Dub Nation.
A few minutes later, the Warriors announced that Klay Thompson had suffered pain in his left knee before the game and that he would not participate in the meeting. As the rear had ruptured the cruciate ligaments of this knee during Game 6 of the 2019 Finals, we do not want to take any risks at Golden State.
“He felt a little pain during the warm-up, and our medical staff examined him and made the decision not to play him tonight,” detailed Steve Kerr after the meeting. “We are talking about a player who has had two serious injuries in the last two, three years, and things like that can happen. When you get older, and you’ve been hurt, you become more prone to physical pain and glitches of that kind. I don’t think it’s something that will bother him in the long run. »
In the last three games, Klay Thompson has scored 115 points, and that’s his most career total over a span of three games.
For the past week, he has been running at 38.3 points per game on 51% on shots and 44% on 3-pointers. He also played 37, 46, and 35 minutes in these three games, and that may also explain this knee alert.
Interview in San Francisco.