Klay Thompson had channeled 'Game 6 Klay' to help the Kevin Durant-less Warriors fend off elimination yet again.
Attempting a dunk in the third quarter, Thompson awkwardly landed and immediately grabbed his left knee.
He was headed back to the locker room but returned momentarily to knock down two free-throws.
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As he knocked down the free-throws and returned to the locker room, NBA players, past andp present threw huge praise towards Thompson for his toughness:
Damn Klay a real 🐕. I know that shi hurting. He need to get that checked after this free throw throw. If he didn't shoot em , he was done for the game- CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) June 14, 2019
Klay on crutches man...kills me. These injuries are some bullsh*t!!!- Kevin Love (@kevinlove) June 14, 2019
Damn... praying for Klay 🙏🏻- Jusuf Nurkić (@bosnianbeast27) June 14, 2019
As much as I want to see Klay on the court I feel that the @warriors made the right decision by not putting him back out there.- Caron Butler (@realtuffjuice) June 14, 2019
Thank You 🙏🏿
I care about these brothers beyond the lines.💯
Klay is a DAMN DOG. That dude don't sit out for nothing. Regular season or finals. Highest respects🤙🏽- kuz (@kylekuzma) June 14, 2019
Nooooooo wow- Miles Bridges (@MilesBridges) June 14, 2019
Thompson, who eventually left the arena on crutches, 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.