Status unclear for key players in Game Two.
Golden State Warriors' guard Klay Thompson is confident his ankle sprain won't keep him out of action. That hasn't stopped team doctors from deeming him questionable for Game Two of the NBA Finals. Thompson sustained the injury when Jr Smith tried intercepting his pass and ran into his leg. Klay briefly exited the game to receive treatment only to return several moments later. The Warriors' guard is said to be experiencing stiffness and swelling on his sore spot.
"I'm not moving as much," he said Saturday after team practice. "I go to bed, and it swells up. I'm optimistic." All things considered, Klay was stil able make his mark on box score, tallying up 24 points on 8-of-16 shooting, 5 of those shot attempts coming from beyond the arc. No amount of sedatives will impede the original Splash Brother from carrying out his objectives: "It's sore. The more I watch the replay, it pissed me off. To tumble into someone's leg like that, not intentional, sucks. He was remorseful. I've got to do all I can to be right for tomorrow."
Klay kept it light during scrimmage, and did very little during practice except find his footing. His cohort Andre Iguodala, a victim of circumstances, is doubtful for tonight's match up after missing the Warriors' last 5 games dating back to their series with the Rockets. Team officials are going ahead as if Iguodala were unavailable for the remainder of the home stand.