Things are starting to get tense for the Golden State Warriors. After blowing some big leads during Tuesday’s Game 4, the Warriors find themselves tied with the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Finals. Both teams have won two games, effectively making it a best of three series. And Houston has home court advantage.
And now things might be getting even more difficult, as the Warriors could be out two starters for Thursday’s Game 5. Andre Iguodala, who missed Game 4 due to a knee contusion, is questionable for Game 5. Klay Thompson, who strained his knee in Game 4, but returned to action, is also questionable.
Injury report for tomorrow night's Game 5 at Houston: Andre Iguodala (left lateral leg contusion) & Klay Thompson (left knee strain) are questionable. Patrick McCaw (lumbar spine contusion) is out.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) May 23, 2018
That is not good news. However, coach Steve Kerr sounded pretty optimistic about both players when speaking to the media at Wednesday’s practice, going so far as to say that Klay is “moving around really well,” and was likely to play.
Andre Iguodala is feeling better, per Steve Kerr, and Klay Thompson is moving around very well, likely to play. The update here. pic.twitter.com/bJkNdr2OlA— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) May 23, 2018
He also expressed optimism about the team as a whole:
Kerr says Klay is moving well. Here’s the latest on Andre and the team is in good spirits: “We’ve been down this road before.” More later on our YouTube channel... pic.twitter.com/uZh8Fjx3nJ— LetsGoWarriors (@LetsGoWarriors) May 23, 2018
“The team’s in good spirits,” Kerr noted. “We’re disappointed we didn’t win last night, but we’re right in the middle of a good series, and we feel good about our prospects going forward.”
Game 5 is going to be huge. Hopefully Thompson and Iguodala are on the floor for it.