Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson both roll ankles, say they will play Sunday
LOS ANGELES — Stephen Curry had to go back to the locker room to get treatment and have his ankle re-taped after rolling it in the first quarter.
Klay Thompson was walking out of Staples Center Friday night with a noticeable limp after rolling his ankle.
This is exactly why the Warriors wanted to take care of business Wednesday night at home, but they didn’t. Instead, they had to play on Friday night and their All-Star backcourt suffered injuries less than 48 hours before they had to take on the Houston Rockets in a showdown second-round series.
Both Curry and Thompson said they would be ready to go Sunday.
“It’s fine. Stuff happens. Just anytime obviously with me and ankles, it’s kind of a little different kind of conversation,” Curry said. “But I’m feeling good. Ready for Sunday.”
“I’m sore, and I will be for the next few hours, but I anticipate going fully on Sunday,” said Thompson.
Curry rolled his ankle tracking the Clippers’ Landry Shamet across the lane. He stayed in the game and drained a three on the next play, but not long after left the game and went to the locker room to have his ankle worked on. He returned to the game before the end of the half but didn’t move the same after that.
Thompson never left the game and played well defensively throughout, but looked worse after the game.
Both will be tested by the James Harden and Chris Paul backcourt of the Rockets, you can be sure both will be put into pick-and-roll coverages to see how well they are moving.
If either of these injuries linger, it’s another little advantage for Houston.