Curry and Thompson both rolled their ankles during Friday’s series finale against the Los Angeles Clippers. They stayed in the game, but each player received treatment after the contest concluded.
While Curry was walking around relatively unhindered, and didn’t express much concern for his injury, Thompson was limping more noticeably. According to a report from The Athletic’s Marcus Thompson II, there is serious concern that Thompson will not be good to go by Sunday.
Back in Oakland on Saturday, coach Steve Kerr said the players are questionable, though that listing seems to be more because of lack of information than anything else.
Steve Kerr said both Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson are questionable for Game 1.— Logan Murdock (@loganmmurdock) April 27, 2019
When asked about @ThompsonScribe’s report that Klay’s ankle was ‘pretty bad’ Kerr joked that reporters have better sources than he does. pic.twitter.com/ABDTgihtUD
“[Klay’s] okay,” Kerr said. “He and Steph both came in this morning to get some treatment. I haven’t even spoken with [Director of Sports Medicine and Performance Rick Celebrini] yet today. We’re upstairs watching film and getting ready, so we’ll just see how they’re doing tomorrow. I’m not gonna make a definitive statement on whether they’ll both play. Let’s just call it ‘questionable,’ and there’s nothing implied there. It’s just, they both came in today and got some work, and we’ll see how they’re doing tomorrow.”
Kerr later called Thompson’s injury a “significant sprain.”
The Warriors have quick turnarounds with a game on Sunday and again on Tuesday. After that, they have three off days until Saturday’s Game 3. So if Thompson does sit, he’ll have lots of rest time before the series shifts back to Houston.