Klay Thompson Sprains Ankle After 10/16 From Deep, Warriors Make It 23-0
Klay Thompson went ballistic on Tuesday night, shooting 10/16 from deep for 39 points from just 34 minutes as the Golden State Warriors beat the Indiana Pacers 131-123 to extend their record NBA start to 23-0.Advertisement
Thompson landed awkwardly on his right ankle during the dying moments of the game (watch video above). Thompson was limping a bit after the game. Fortunately, X-Rays have proven to be negative. “It’s probably going to be sore for a couple days, but I should be back in no time. I just came down (on my ankle). I don’t even know – either hit the floor, or somebody’s foot just rolled it,” the shooting guard said after the Warriors’ victory.
Pacers outscored Warriors 40-20 in the final quarter to close the gap on the reigning NBA champions. At the end of the third quarter, Warriors were leading 111-83.
Thompson re-ignited memories of his record-breaking 37-point quarter against Sacramento Kings last January. At one stage, Thompson was shooting 10/13 from deep until he missed a few shots in the final few minutes of the fourth quarter. Stephen Curry, the reigning MVP, added 29 points, 10 assists, 7 rebounds and 3 steals as the Warriors continued to win without the services of Harrison Barnes – the starting forward.
Paul George had 32 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals for the Pacers but couldn’t stop the mighty Warriors from posting yet another victory.
Warriors have now won 27 straight games dating back to the last season. They are just 7 wins away from eclipsing the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers who racked up a 33-game streak.