OAKLAND — Every time you think this series can’t get more insane…
Klay Thompson — having another legendary “Game 6 Klay” night with 28 points on 12 shots — became the latest Warrior to go down with an injury. He went up for a transition dunk and was fouled by Danny Green, but when Thompson landed it was awkwardly and his knee buckled underneath him.
Thompson laid there on the baseline, grabbing his left knee in pain, with his teammates around him and basketball fans everywhere asking what the heck the Warriors had done to so anger the gods.
Thompson was helped back to the locker room by teammates, until…
His return was the loudest Oracle Arena has been all series.
Thompson hit both free throws to get to 30, then the Warriors fouled to get him out of the game and he walked back to the locker room to have his knee examined (with a slight limp, it should be noted). By taking the free throws he can return to the game if cleared by team medical staff (if he hadn’t then he was out for the game).
Thompson is officially out for the rest of the game with a left knee injury, the Warriors announced. There are no details beyond that.
The score is 88-88 after three in a series that has become one of the most entertaining Finals we have had in years.