After defeating the Los Angeles Clippers Friday night, the Golden State Warriors are set to square off against the Houston Rockets during Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals, Sunday afternoon in Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA.
Both Curry and Thompson sustained ankle injuries in the Game 6 win over the Clippers, and according to Nick Friedell of ESPN, both members of the Slap Bros are listed as questionable to open the series.
Midway through the first quarter, Curry injured his ankle after he took an awkward step while trying to guard Landry Shamet. Although he headed to the back to get minor treatment, the two-time league MVP returned to the game to cap off a 24 point performance in the win.
Following the game, Curry said his ankle felt fine and that he would be ready Game 1. While there is a chance Curry will take the court on Sunday, the same cannot be said about Thompson.
Early in the third, Thompson rolled his ankle after stepping on JaMychal Green‘s foot during a drive to the basket for an and-one. Slightly worse than his backcourt mate, Warriors’ head coach, Steve Kerr, said that Thompson’s was “pretty bad,” and will wait to see how his injury will respond to treatment.
Whether they both miss a game or not, the second round of the playoff has already gotten off to a bad start for the Warriors. During their six-game series against the Clippers, Stephen Curry averaged 24.7 points on 50.3 percent shooting for the field, while Klay Thompson recorded 17.3 points on 51.3 percent shooting from behind the arc.
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