The Golden State Warriors own the most truly effective seed in the Western Conference with a lead of six and a half games. With only 16 contests to play on the standard season, that needs to be a cushty lead. However, the loss of shooting guard Klay Thompson for at least five of the games means the Warriors must keep pace in the conference if they want to own the very best record come mid-April.
This is Curry’s chance to place the icing on that MVP cake he’s been baking all year. He can obviously play on the ankle after remaining in the overall game and finding its way back after having it taped. What probably happened was it swelled up overnight so with the Warriors 6 1/2 games in front of Memphis for the 1 seed, this is the better move the Warriors can take. Then need to get some rest for him and come back a week completely healthy and ready for the start of the playoffs.
It was thought that Thompson would remain questionable for Wednesday’s matchup contrary to the Eastern Conference leading Atlanta Hawks, but unfortunately, the optimism quicklyturned into him missing at least seven to 10 days in order to allow the proper sprained ankle to heal.
“Watching the replay, his ankle took a pretty nasty turn. The Dubs are very, very lucky so it was only a sprain. Here’s hoping they’re smart and don’t rush him back before it’s fully healed.”
For folks who believe Golden State will have a way to coast and maintain with Thompson from the lineup better think again. Klay Thompson leads the Warriors in three-point field goal percentage (.435), and he is second on the team in points per game (21.9) and minutes per game (32.5).