Playoffs 2019 West Semifinals: Warriors (1) vs. Rockets (4)

Curry, Thompson starting Game 1 despite ankle issues

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.

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.