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Klay – Injury didn't affect me; 'got to dig deep'


Warriors swingman Klay Thompson, playing through an injured hamstring, didn’t make any excuses after Friday night’s 105-92 loss to Toronto, saying,
OAKLAND, Calif. — Playing on an injured left hamstring, Golden State Warriors swingman Klay Thompson scored 28 points in his return from a one-game absence, but it wasn’t enough to will his team past the Toronto Raptors in Friday night’s 105-92 loss in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.
The fact that Thompson, who hurt his hamstring in Game 2 and missed Game 3 because of the injury, was able to play and produce at such a high level over 42 minutes Friday made a lasting impression on his teammates and coaches.
Likewise for forward Kevon Looney, who scored 10 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 20 minutes while playing with a nondisplaced first costal cartilage fracture on his right side.
Like Thompson, Looney suffered the injury in Game 2, was ruled out for the series before Game 3, and then gutted out a return after the organization decided he could do no further damage to the area.
“Klay was amazing,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “With a tweaked hamstring, to do what he did. Looney as well, coming in and playing 20 minutes, given his injury status. So both those guys are — they’re warriors. No pun intended. They just compete, and I’m really proud of both of them. Both played really well, but again, it wasn’t enough in terms of our team effort.”
The Warriors were hopeful that Thompson would be able to produce, but as Kerr noted before the game, they were going to watch him closely to make sure he was moving well on both ends of the floor.

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