Klay Thompson says he will be ready for Game 3; Steve Kerr, Warriors more cautious


Klay Thompson was phenomenal in Game 2 of the NBA Finals Sunday, with 25 points on 17 shots, hitting 4-of-6 from three, and Toronto contested pretty much every one of his shots. He also was the primary defender on Kawhi Leonard. Thompson was the best player on the court.

Until he wasn’t on the court.

Thompson subbed out with 7:59 left in the game and did not return due to what the team called a tight hamstring, although it looked like more than that.

Thompson, however, said postgame this would not keep him out of Game 3, Wednesday in the Bay Area.

Steve Kerr was a little more cautious, and Thompson is expected to get an MRI on Monday to see where things stand.

“Klay said he’ll be fine, but Klay could be half dead and he would say he would be fine,” Kerr said. “We’ll see. He pulled his hamstring. He thinks it is minor, so I don’t know what that means going forward.”

The Warriors could use him, especially if Kevin Durant is not ready to return (his status is up in the air as well with a calf strain).

Kevon Looney said he hopes he can play in Game 3 following a collar bone injury.