As the Golden State Warriors prepare for battle in game 5 of the Western Conference Finals, they may have to do so without two starters.
Andre Iguodala missed game 4 with knee soreness after colliding knees with James Harden and the Warriors could also be without Klay Thompson, as according to the team’s official Twitter account, both are questionable:
Injury report for tomorrow night's Game 5 at Houston: Andre Iguodala (left lateral leg contusion) & Klay Thompson (left knee strain) are questionable. Patrick McCaw (lumbar spine contusion) is out.
— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) May 23, 2018
However Warriors’ coach Steve Kerr did state after practice that Thompson was likely good to go for game 5, but it has yet to be officially ruled on.
“[Andre] is feeling a little better today, and he’s out on the floor. Not doing a whole lot, but making progress,” he said, per The Athletic’s Anthony Slater. “Klay’s moving around really well. I think Klay’s gonna be fine.”
Thompson suffered the injury in the second quarter of Game 4. He exited to the locker room but returned soon after. He did look physically limited upon his return and just scored 10 points on 4-of-13-shooting in 39 minutes.
If Golden State is to return to Oracle up 3-2, then they will need quality play from Thompson. Injury notwithstanding, he has not been good this series, only scoring 31 points over the last three games.