The Warriors already have lost two consecutive games, and now they received some bad news Saturday morning.
Klay Thompson (right knee) and Kevon Looney (right pelvis) have been ruled out for their matchup against the 76ers. And the news possibly is serious for the Warriors' All-Star shooting guard.
"He hurt it during the game [Thursday in Orlando], he banged his knee on the floor, and it didn't really hurt him until yesterday morning," Warriors coach Steve Kerr told reporters. "It's inflamed enough where it doesn't make sense to play him tonight. Our docs will check him out tomorrow when we get back."
Steve Kerr on Klay Thompson’s right knee: “Inflammed enough where it doesn’t make sense to play him.” Klay will likely get an MRI when team gets back to Bay Area tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/ZOXTgEe2OF— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 2, 2019
Kerr then was asked if Thompson will need to receive an MRI, and the coach said: "Probably. But we'll see."
Thompson scored 21 points in the Warriors' 103-96 loss to the Magic on Thursday night. He's averaging 22 points per game on the season.
Alfonzo McKinnie will start in Thompson's place, Kerr announced to reporters.