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Klay Thompson needed only nine fully functioning fingers to rack up 22 points in the Warriors’ comeback win Tuesday over the Utah Jazz.
Early in the game, Thompson’s left hand collided with Donovan Mitchell’s side, possibly getting caught in the Jazz star’s jersey. The impact caused his ring finger to bend backward in an unnatural way.
TV announcers described the finger as jammed, but judging from the hard left turn it was taking in relation to his other fingers, dislocation also seemed a possibility.
Klay walked off the court and was escorted to the locker room, where his twisted finger was treated and taped up. The official diagnosis was a sprain.
— 247Sports (@247Sports) February 13, 2019
By midway in the second quarter he was back in the game and splashing again, seemingly none the worse for his damaged digit. He finished going 9 for 14 from the field and draining three of five 3-point attempts.
Gruesome look at Klay Thompson’s hand, which looks to have gotten stuck in Donovan Mitchell’s jersey pic.twitter.com/bv7MvAY0Tn
— Logan Murdock (@loganmmurdock) February 13, 2019
Mark Medina of the San Jose Mercury tweeted that head coach Steve Kerr said Thompson is “feeling fine” and would be available for Wednesday night’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers.
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