Klay Thompson to return tonight

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Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Klay Thompson on what impressed him about Jordan Poole:
“When you see a player care that much and you see him care about his performance, that’s what really impresses me and I’m not surprised by his growth because he’s an extremely hard worker and he’s only gonna get better.” – 1:39 AM
Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Jonathan Kuminga sounded shocked that Klay Thompson could pass the ball.
“Growing up watching Klay play basketball, I never really seen him pass the ball the way he did today. So it’s surprising.” – 1:32 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Klay Thompson on Jason Kidd saying how his return is a source of inspiration pic.twitter.com/TMvrTPveHF1:22 AM

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Klay Thompson: “For what I’ve been through, just to be able to find joy and play the game of basketball, that’s really all I’m consumed with right now.” – 1:22 AM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Captain Klay makes an appearance at Chase Center. pic.twitter.com/qlW08jzswn1:20 AM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Klay Thompson on his new rotation and being upset about a missed layup pic.twitter.com/sjSX2Yzi5a1:20 AM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Klay Thompson said he had a “little hyperextension” of his left knee in the last game, some swelling, but he’s feeling fine pic.twitter.com/NPtQwSYbPS1:19 AM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Klay Thompson said he hyper extended his left knee the other night, which caused some soreness and swelling. He said the swelling went down, so he felt good going out there tonight. – 1:15 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Captain Klay Thompson on throwing dimes behind-the-back pic.twitter.com/cVxqECoR7B1:14 AM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Jonathan Kuminga on Klay Thompson’s behind-the-back passes to him pic.twitter.com/4XWkPdl3ob1:12 AM

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Jonathan Kuminga: “Me growing up watching Klay play basketball, I’ve never really seen him pass the ball the way he did today. So, it was pretty surprising.” – 1:12 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Jordan Poole on Klay Thompson having a complete game pic.twitter.com/11sscm31JK1:00 AM

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Jordan Poole on Klay Thompson evolving night to night: “Klay was huge tonight. … We’re going to find him. We’re going to put him in situations where he’s going to get easy looks. Klay is such a threat.” – 12:59 AM
Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Steve Kerr has a plan for Jordan Poole.
“If he can attack the way he did tonight and be aggressive while coming off the bench, it gives us more punch with that second unit…Then if we can mix him in with Steph and Klay like we did, it gives us another lineup combination.” – 12:58 AM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Klay Thompson’s minutes restriction was bumped up to around 25 tonight, per Steve Kerr. He said plan is to avoid extended rests on the bench, so expect the start of 1Q, start of 2Q stints and then, if game is close, three separate second half stints in order for him to close. – 12:39 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Warriors coach Steve Kerr on Klay Thompson emerging as a playmaker pic.twitter.com/FpGy8Z2EU912:36 AM

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Steve Kerr: “Klay just playing a Klay Thompson game. Clean, moving the ball.” – 12:34 AM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
FINAL: Warriors get the 130-92 rout of the Mavericks. A lot to like from this one. Klay’s best game since he returned. Solid all-around defense without Draymond. And, of course, some late fireworks from Kuminga. – 12:15 AM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Cleanest Warriors win in awhile. Balanced offense, steady defense. Blew out a Mavericks team that had been playing well. Won by 38, led by as many as 39. Double digit scorers: Kuminga 22, Curry 18, Poole 17, Klay 15, Wiggins 14, Porter 12, Bjelica 10. Record: 35-13. – 12:14 AM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Three Klay Thompsons behind-the-back assists in the same half pic.twitter.com/Rex3f85HZ312:09 AM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Klay Thompson the facilitator. My favorite part is that he throws the vision goggles up for himself each time he makes a nasty assist. – 12:02 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Klay Thompson doing up-and-under layups?! OK. – 11:53 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Klay with his Globetrotters audition tonight – 11:53 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Giving Klay minutes at the 3 (for Wiggins) seems to give grant more creative license to Jordan Poole. Both flourishing tonight – 11:49 PM
Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
This is the most even distribution of scoring from the Warriors’ top four scorer since Klay returned:
Wiggins has 14
Klay has 13
Poole has 13
Steph has 11
Seven minutes left in the third. A good sign for GSW that these guys are gelling on that end after some growing pains. – 11:26 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Klay Thompson hits Andrew Wiggins with a behind-the-back pass, in stride, in transition, for the and-1. That’s a first for these two – 11:17 PM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Klay dropping behind-the-back passes? Who is this guy now? – 11:16 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Some very nice passes from Klay Thompson tonight. Set up a couple of open corner 3s off patient probes into the lane, and just now a highlight behind the back in transition to Wiggins. – 11:16 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
How Warriors open second half: Klay with the J, Steph with the dime – 11:16 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
HALFTIME: Warriors up 63-51 on the Mavericks. One of the better halves we’ve seen from Golden State in a while. Perhaps most notably: Klay Thompson is beginning to look like, well, Klay Thompson. Has 11 points on 4-for-9 shooting (3-for-4 from 3). – 10:59 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Balanced usage and scoring for the Warriors’ four best scorers in that first half
-Curry 11 pts on 5/8 FG
-Klay 11 pts on 4/9 FG
-Wiggins 9 pts on 4/9 FG
-Poole 7 pts on 3/5 FG – 10:59 PM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
KLAY TREY 💦
Thompson is 3/4 from deep with 11 points
pic.twitter.com/7rl4WCrf3J10:55 PM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
This is the first game we’ve seen Poole flip seamlessly off the ball with Klay on the court to aggressively playmaking with the ball once Klay sits – 10:54 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Klay Thompson with 14 first half minutes. Best he’s shot it, so Kerr seemed to stretch his minutes a bit. Eleven points, 3-of-4 from 3, a couple assists. – 10:52 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
After Klay got cooked a couple times by Luka off the dribble, he had an extended conversation with Mike Brown on how best to position himself defensively. – 10:51 PM
Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Klay Thompson hits back-to-back buckets to give the Warriors an 11 point lead over the Mavs. He has 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting from the field and he’s 3-of-4 from deep in 12 minutes of play. – 10:47 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Klay blows layup. Stews. Taps chest. Stews some more. Clobbers each side of his head. Stews. Hits a 3-ball from the L wing. Hits another from top of circle. DAL timeout.
Warriors 46, Mavs 35, 6:34 Q2 – 10:47 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Klay Thompson is starting to heat up. Just knocked down back-to-back 3’s to put the Warriors up 46-35 midway through the second quarter. Was pretty pumped walking into the timeout. – 10:46 PM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Klay Thompson is 3-for-4 from 3. The best he’s looked shooting yet – 10:46 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Klay has stoned Luka twice in the post. He’s still really difficult to move down there. – 10:40 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Klay Thompson is opening the second quarter. First time the Warriors have put him in the start 2Q unit. Next to Curry, Poole, Kuminga and Bjelica. – 10:31 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
If Steph and Klay are hitting from the outside, Mavs with Porzingis hanging out by the rim don’t really have a great counter. – 10:09 PM
Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
How many points will Klay Thompson score tonight? pic.twitter.com/28XTZDuVmn9:51 PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
After missing games against the Rockets and Jazz, Klay Thompson will return to the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Mavericks. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2022/01/25/inj…9:30 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
The latest from Klay Thompson, who will return tonight against the Mavericks: sfchronicle.com//sports/warrio…9:13 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Klay Thompson starting tonight against the Mavericks. No Andre Iguodala for Warriors, per Steve Kerr. – 8:28 PM
Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Otto Porter, and Kevon Looney are the starters tonight against the Mavs. – 8:21 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Per Kerr: Klay Thompson will play tonight. 9:02 tip @theeagledallas8:17 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Steve Kerr said Klay Thompson (who was questionable) will start tonight vs. Mavs.
This is the Mavs’ first time facing Thompson since March 23, 2019. – 8:17 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Warriors starters tonight vs Mavericks
Steph Curry
Klay Thompson
Andrew Wiggins
Otto Porter
Kevon Looney – 8:17 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Klay Thompson, questionable with L knee soreness, is a go tonight. In the starting lineup per Warriors coach Steve Kerr. – 8:17 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Klay Thompson will play tonight and start. Porter will start at PF. – 8:16 PM
Kerith Burke @KerithBurke
Klay Thompson will be available and start after being listed as questionable with left knee soreness. – 8:16 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Warriors coach Steve Kerr says Klay Thompson will play tonight in his usual starting spot vs Mavericks – 8:16 PM
Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Klay Thompson will play and start tonight against the Mavs. – 8:16 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Klay Thompson will play tonight. – 8:15 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Got a ton of good questions in this week’s Warriors mailbag, including this: What’s the concern level over Klay Thompson’s sore knee? sfchronicle.com/sports/warrior…4:39 PM
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
After not practicing on Monday, Klay Thompson is questionable for the Warriors’ contest against the Mavericks on Tuesday. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2022/01/24/inj…1:00 PM
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
After not practicing on Monday, Klay Thompson is questionable for the Warriors’ contest against the Mavericks on Tuesday. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2022/01/24/inj…4:00 AM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“I think Klay (Thompson) said it the other day, ‘I don’t care if I miss 100, I’m shooting the next one.'” #Suns Cam Johnson after a 5-of-8 night from 3 in Monday’s win over #Jazz. pic.twitter.com/atlM86K7s81:09 AM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Duane Washington might as well be Klay Thompson if you’re the Pelicans — so guard him! He just hit his 5th three-pointer of the game to give the Pacers a 95-92 lead with 6:44 left. – 10:04 PM
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
After a late scratch, the Golden State Warriors will be without Klay Thompson on Sunday against the Jazz due to knee soreness. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2022/01/23/inj…10:00 PM

More on this storyline

Klay Thompson was a late scratch yesterday. So is there any sense that his absence could extend beyond missing just that one game? Marc J. Spears: Yeah, no warriors aren’t too concerned. This is the same knee that’s clever in the finals and that game six against the raptors, but it’s just some soreness and they’re erring on the side of caution. Everything I’m hearing is he’s expected to play tomorrow night against Dallas. -via YouTube / January 25, 2022
Anthony Slater: Klay Thompson has knee soreness. He is out tonight vs Jazz. Late scratch. “Day to day,” Kerr says. Surgically repaired knee. “Nothing too concerning. Just part of the cautiousness,” Kerr says. -via Twitter @anthonyVslater / January 23, 2022

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