While the Golden State Warriors were thrilled to escape Toronto with a series-tying Game 2 win, their joy was tinged with concern after star shooting guard Klay Thompson was forced to leave the game early.
Thompson exited the game with 8 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter after suffering a hamstring injury. The dead-eye shooter landed awkwardly after taking a shot, injuring his hamstring.
He tried to continue in the game for a couple minutes, but eventually had to be substituted out for the remainder of the contest.
Fortunately for the Dubs, Thompson expressed confidence after Game 2 that he would be able to return and play in Game 3 on Wednesday night.
Thompson is set to undergo an MRI on his injured hamstring when the Warriors return to the Bay Area on Monday.
While the injury does not appear to be overly serious, Golden State wants to be sure that his hamstring isn’t damaged to the point where he cannot be effective on the court.
If Thompson were to miss any of the Warriors’ remaining Finals games, it would be a huge blow.
Thompson led the team with 25 points despite exiting early with injury in Game 2. On top of that, the Warriors are already without Kevin Durant, whose status for the rest of the series is up in the air.
Now, Golden State and its fans will have their fingers crossed, hoping their star shooter won’t miss any time with this hamstring injury.