Warriors guard Klay Thompson could return vs. Kings

NBA.com Global on Mar 31, 2018 08:11 AM
Warriors guard Klay Thompson could return vs. Kings
FILE - OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 16: Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors high fives fans as he heads out to the court before the game against the Portland Trail Blazers during the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2017 NBA Playoffs on April 16, 2017 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Golden State may get a third All-Star back in its lineup this weekend.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said after today's (Saturday, PHL time) practice that shooting guard Klay Thompson could return for Saturday's (Sunday, PHL time) game against the Sacramento Kings. The four-time All-Star has been out since March 11 with a fractured right thumb.

Kerr told reporters today that "there's a chance," Thompson could play tomorrow (Sunday, PHL time).

The Warriors have lost their last two games while playing without Thompson, Stephen Curry (ankle), Kevin Durant (rib) and Draymond Green (abdominal contusion). Durant and Green made their respective returns last night (Friday, PHL time) against the Milwaukee Bucks. However, Durant was ejected with 2.4 seconds left in the first half of the Warriors' 116-107 loss.

As for Green, he played 28 minutes, finishing with 11 points, five rebounds, six assists and two steals.

Thompson is averaging 19.7 points per contest while shooting 44.3 percent from three-point range this season.

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