Things for the Golden State Warriors are not looking up. They’re suffering the worst possible injuries at the wrong time: right before the NBA Playoffs.
After Steph Curry tweaked his ankle and was set to miss some time for the team, the Warriors are not going to be without another big piece in Klay Thompson. The lights-out shooter will be missing up to two weeks with a fractured right thumb.
Thompson injured his thumb in Sunday’s loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, but played through the pain. It was later learned he fractured his finger and will now be re-evaluated on March 22 to see the extent of the damage.
While the Warriors are siding with caution moving forward, they will be without their starting backcourt for the remainder of the week.
This will put more pressure on Kevin Durant and Draymond Green to carry the team for this stretch, as the team tries to catch up to the Houston Rockets atop of the Western Conference standings.
It will be interesting how things shake up in the West down the stretch.
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