Thompson (knee) is expected to be sidelined for nine to 10 months, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports. Thompson suffered a torn ACL during Thursday's Game 6 loss against the Raptors. Thompson will miss most of the upcoming 2019-20 campaign, but early indications are that he could make a return in February and assist Golden State in a 2020 playoff run.
Thompson's agent, Greg Lawrence, said his client suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during Thursday's Game 6 NBA Finals loss to the Raptors, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Thompson was enjoying a huge night before tweaking his knee while he was fouled by Danny Green on a dunk attempt with 2:22 minutes left in the third quarter. He managed to knock down a pair of free throws to finish with a game-high 30 points, but he retreated to the locker room immediately after and was quickly ruled out for the night. With Thompson's examinations revealing a worst-case scenario regarding his injury, the star shooting guard now looks poised to miss most -- if not all -- of the 2019-20 season. Like Thompson, teammate Kevin Durant's (Achilles) status for the upcoming campaign is also in peril, adding extra wrinkles to the impending free agency of both players.
Thompson (knee) has been ruled out for the remainder of Thursday's Game 6 against the Raptors, Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reports. The nature of the injury has yet to be revealed, but it's evidently significant enough to keep Thompson out of a must-win game for the Warriors. Shaun Livingston and Quinn Cook started the fourth quarter and may be asked to pick up the slack with Thompson out of the mix.
Thompson went to the locker room during the third quarter of Thursday's Game 6 against Toronto after suffering an apparent knee injury, Sean Cunningham of ABC 10 Sacramento reports. Thompson looked to tweak his knee on a dunk attempt, but he did manage to knock down a pair of free throws prior to exiting the contest and heading to the locker room for further testing. His status for the remainder of the game is currently in question.
Thompson furnished 26 points (9-21 FG, 7-13 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six rebounds, four assists and one steal across 42 minutes during the Warriors' 106-105 win over the Raptors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday. Thompson's final line was impressive overall, but it was his final three points of the night that were the most critical. The veteran wing found the net on a three-point attempt with just over 57 seconds remaining, snapping a 103-103 tie and giving the Warriors a lead they wouldn't relinquish. Somewhat lost in the hoopla regarding Kawhi Leonard's stellar performances and Kevin Durant's ongoing injury issues has been Thompson's highly effective play during the Finals, which now includes three tallies of 25 points or more and better than 50.0 percent shooting overall and from three-point range specifically. With Durant re-injuring himself early in Monday's contest, Thompson will naturally take on another sizable role for the Warriors in their do-or-die Game 6 on Thursday.
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