When Klay Thompson left the second half of Game 2 with a hamstring injury, the Raptors resorted to drastic measures in hopes of slowing down the Warriors. But the element of surprise is gone, and Thompson should be playing on Wednesday. On Monday evening, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN brought word that Looney will be out "indefinitely" after an MRI revealed a fracture.
"Klay said he'll be fine, but Klay can be half-dead and he'd say he's [fine]", he told the Associated Press.
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr probably showed his team some film about the box-and-1 zone.
"He's out for tomorrow, but improving", Kerr said. "He pulled his hamstring".More news: ‘Dragon Quest Walk’ turns ‘Pokemon Go’ into a full-scale RPG
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First, the injury updates, since there are quite a few battered bodies on this Warriors roster right now in the middle of the NBA Finals. LeBron James had the epic block on Andre Iguodala, Love played tremendous defense on Curry and Kyrie Irving hit the game-winning stepback 3-pointer over Curry from the right wing.
While the Warriors are wary of rushing Thompson back, they also desperately need one of their best players on the court given Kevin Durant is still out. Not including Game 5 against Houston in which he scored 22 points in 32 minutes prior to leaving with the calf injury, the two-time reigning Finals MVP was averaging 35.4 points per game while shooting 51.8 percent from the field, 42.9 percent from the 3-point line and 90.6 percent from the free throw line.
MacMullin's piece, which focuses on pressure creating make or break moments, reads, "His reaction with 53 ticks left on the game 7 clock in the 2016 NBA Finals, seconds after Kyrie Irving's surgical 3-point shot had fallen through the strings, was a primal, instinctive response to a lifetime spent swirling in a cauldron of competition and pressure: 'I gotta go back at him'".