Klay Thompson expects to play Finals Game 2 with sore ankle

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Get ready for Serena Williams vs. Maria Sharapova in Paris China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The Warriors listed Thompson as questionable for Sunday’s second game with a bruise in his left leg, though Thompson offered more specifics Saturday after practice. He didn’t do much work on the floor and limped to his media availability at Oracle Arena.Thompson said he is in more pain: “It’s not good. From watching that replay, it pissed me off.” Yet Thompson did receive some kind words from Smith.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Yeah, he was remorseful, so I don’t think he meant to do it,” Thompson said.Thompson grabbed at his lower left leg and grimaced in pain, a frightening moment for the defending champions. LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, bottom, is checked on by forward Jordan Bell during the first half of Game 1 of basketball’s NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State All-Star guard Klay Thompson expects to play in Game 2 of the NBA Finals after spraining his left ankle in a scary fall during a collision when Cleveland’s J.R. Smith slid into him in the first quarter of the series opener Thursday night.“It is a Finals game, and I’m going to do everything I possibly can to play,” he said. “It’s something you definitely don’t want to have in the NBA championship.”ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? He said the pain level and swelling increased overnight into Saturday, when he was working to get it loose and eliminate some of the stiffness.Thompson briefly went to the locker room during the game then returned and finished with 24 points and five 3-pointers on 8-for-16 shooting in the Warriors’ 124-114 overtime victory.“I was just trying to go for the ball. It looked like an opportunity for me to get a steal. Unfortunately, I didn’t. I fouled him,” Smith said Saturday. “They called the foul. I don’t know what more he was looking for.”Thompson grew up playing multiple sports with his brothers and has said he has a high tolerance for pain.“My ankle’s just sore,” he said. “It’s stiff at the moment, but I’m going to do what I can in these next 24 hours or so to loosen it up as much as possible, get some stability back. I’m optimistic for tomorrow. So that’s the hard part of the game we all have to endure. Got to let it go. It happens. I’ve just got to move on.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img

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