Klay Thompson will not return in Game 6 of the NBA Finals because of a knee injury, the Golden State Warriors announced.
Klay Thompson (left knee injury) will not return to tonight's game.- Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) June 14, 2019
The five-time All-Star fell awkwardly following a dunk attempt in transition in the third quarter. He went to the floor, immediately grabbed his left knee and was eventually helped to the locker room.
Thompson quickly returned to take two free throws - otherwise he would've been ruled ineligible to play the rest of the game - but he was immediately removed afterwards so he could go to the locker room to get his knee checked out.
After going down with an apparent knee injury and leaving the court, Klay Thompson returns to a roar from the Oracle crowd to shoot the free-throws. 👏#NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/Px5gtYtKHm- NBA TV (@NBATV) June 14, 2019
Thompson was later seen walking near the Warriors locker room with crutches.
Klay Thompson is seen walking by the Warriors locker room on crutches. pic.twitter.com/U8IoHkvvJI- SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 14, 2019
Thompson was the game's leading scorer before his injury with 30 points. He made eight of his 12 shot attempts, including four of his six 3-point attempts.
Stick with NBA.com for more updates on Thompson's injury when they become available.