Klay Thompson oversimplified his hamstring injury entering Game 3 of the NBA Finals: “If there’s any pain, it will be a no-go just because of the position we’re in. This could be a longer series, so there’s no point in trying to go out there and re-aggravate it and potentially keep myself out of the whole entire Finals instead of just one game.”
Of course Thompson can play through some pain. The big question: How much? Because the risk of re-aggravation is very real, and if Thompson favors his left leg, that increases his vulnerability.
Apparently, Thompson remains in a gray area.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:
Thompson is tough and competitive. Of course he wants to play.
Still, even if Thompson is sidelined, don’t write off Golden State tonight. Steph & Depth can work, though the Warriors losing another star would obviously improve the Raptors’ odds.