Playoffs 2019 West Semifinals: Warriors (1) vs. Rockets (4)
Curry, Thompson starting Game 1 despite ankle issues
NBA Twitter and media reports
Despite being listed as questionable with ankle injuries, both Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson will start Sunday’s Game 1 against the Rockets (3:30 ET, ABC).
Curry, who has a history of ankle injuries, sprained his right ankle early in Friday’s series clincher against the Clippers but will start for the series opener. Thompson sprained his ankle later in the same game, with the injury being described as “significant” by Kerr.
“He was limping last night,” he said. “So, as I said, we’ll see how he’s doing (before the game).”
Sunday afternoon, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that an MRI on Thompson’s ankle came back clean and he would be a game-time decision.
An MRI on the right ankle of Golden State’s Klay Thompson returned clean on Saturday night, league sources tell ESPN. His status for Game 1 will be clearer after a pregame workout.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 28, 2019
Thompson said after Friday’s game, in which he scored just nine points, that he expects to play “fully” in today’s series opener with the Rockets.