The Golden State Warriors won their 23rd consecutive game to open the season (and 27th dating back to last regular season) by beating the Indiana Pacers 131-123 on Tuesday night, but a late Klay Thompson ankle injury put a bit of a damper on the win. The good news is it appears the injury isn’t serious, and Thompson is questionable for Friday’s game against the Boston Celtics, according to Rusty Simmons of The San Francisco Chronicle.
Thompson scored 39 points and hit 10 three-pointers in the game before leaving late in the fourth quarter with the injury. He shouldn’t have even been back out on the court when he got hurt, but the Warriors reserves let what had been a blowout get too close for comfort, which prompted Luke Walton to bring his starters back in to finish off the game.
The shooting guard received treatment Wednesday and got up some jumpers after practice:
Klay Thompson has completed treatment and is taking post-practice jumpers. pic.twitter.com/TNAFEJE7Zr
— Rusty Simmons (@Rusty_SFChron) December 9, 2015
If Thompson is unable to go in Boston, Golden State would be without two key starters in him and Harrison Barnes against a tough Celtics squad. Walton said Leandro Barbosa would start in Thompson’s place if the veteran guard gets over his illness, otherwise Ian Clark would get the nod.