Klay Thompson leaves game after scary fall, will not return
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 14, 2019 11:29 AM
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson reacts after being injured during the second half of Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, June 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Klay Thompson got hurt in a scary fall, left the floor — and came back to make free throws.
Thompson took a very awkward landing and his knee bent abnormally when he was fouled on a drive. He left the floor during a time-out, but if he didn't shoot the free throws he would have been ineligible to come back.
So he emerged from the tunnel, took his free throws and made both. He then left the game a few seconds later, jogging to the locker room.
The Warriors later said Thompson would not return to Game 6 because of his left knee injury.
There was no word on severity of the injury. The Warriors were already without Kevin Durant, out with a ruptured Achilles that left the team fielding some criticism about the risk he was taking by returning to the series while already dealing with a lower-leg injury.
Thompson got hurt when fouled on a drive in the third quarter. He left with 30 points.