OAKLAND — Klay Thompson was upended by the Cavaliers’ J.R. Smith midway through the first quarter, limped off the court and immediately left the floor.
Smith appeared to lose his balance, then slid under Thompson after the Warriors’ guard caught a pass near midcourt with 6:17 left in the quarter. Smith immediately raised his hand, accepting the foul call.
Thompson stayed briefly on the floor, in apparent discomfort, then came off the floor. He returned from the locker room near the end of the first quarter.
The Warriors said that Thompson suffered a “lateral left leg contusion” and that he would return to the game after being taped.
Thompson started the second quarter.
“I’m amazed he’s in the game,” said ESPN broadcaster Mark Jackson, who coached Thompson and the Warriors from 2011-14.
Source: East Bay Klay Thompson leaves in first quarter with injury