Tipoff at Game 2 of the 2018 NBA Finals is less than five hours away. Here's the latest on Klay Thompson's status for tonight's contest.
Thompson suffered a leg injury early in Game 1 when J.R. Smith collided with his lower half. He was forced to go to the locker room, but ended up coming back into the contest and played extremely well.
The All-Star shooting guard's leg reportedly got worse overnight, though, and he was seen limping at practice earlier this weekend. Thompson said then that if the game was on Friday or Saturday, he likely wouldn't have been able to play.
Thompson reportedly plans on playing tonight, thankfully. It's unclear how effective he'll be.
Golden State will make an official call on Thompson's status later tonight.
"Warriors won't make an official call on Klay's status until later, but everyone I talk to this morning says he'll play today (because Klay always plays). Question will be how limited he is," ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reports.
Thompson told reporters on Saturday that his leg was swelling up.
"I'm not moving as much," he said Saturday after practice, per ESPN. "[I] go to bed, and it swells up. I'm optimistic."
Game 2 is set to tip off at 8 p.m. E.T. It will be televised on ABC.