There were plenty of heart-stopping moments throughout Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
While most of the talk was surrounding JR Smith's last-second blunder and Tristan Thompson's ejection, there was one moment in the early going that had the Golden State Warriors a tad concerned. Smith was going for a steal and undercut Klay Thompson and Thompson appeared to be in a significant amount of pain. Thompson ended up going to the locker room, but ultimately returned a few minutes later despite the injury looking very brutal.
Thompson needed up hitting several key shots throughout Game 1 against the Cleveland Cavaliers On Friday, the sharpshooting guard made it clear that he is just sore and plans to suit up for Game 2 on Sunday.
From The Athletic's Anthony Slater:
"I’ve got a sore ligament," Thompson said. "I’m happy it’s just a muscle that got strained a little bit. No damage. The X-rays were negative so I’m happy about that."
Thompson finished Game 1 with 24 points on 8-of-16 shooting. In addition, the former Washington State standout ended up knocking down five of his 10 attempts from beyond the arc, including a huge one in overtime that helped lead the Warriors to a 124-114 victory. Thompson was one of five Warriors to finish Game 1 in double figures with Stephen Curry leading the way with 29 points on the night.