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Warriors at Pelicans gamethread: Klay Thompson expected to play despite back soreness

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The Warriors face the Pelicans today after handing out a beatdown in Houston last night.

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Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson left last night's game in Houston in the fourth quarter with back soreness, but commented after the game that it was nothing to worry about long-term, according to Ron Kroichick of the S.F. Chronicle.

One of the few concerns to emerge for the Warriors was Thompson leaving for the locker room midway through the fourth quarter. He had stiffness in his back, though he’s expected to play Saturday night in New Orleans.

"I’ll be good," Thompson said. "It’s just precautionary. No use killing myself."

Diamond Leung of the Bay Area News Group followed up today and had positive news to report: Thompson is expected to play.

Nevertheless, as I'm sure fans of Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard are well-aware, back injuries can linger even after the point a player is cleared to play — let's hope this doesn't become an ongoing problem for Thompson.