Harrison Wind: Jamal Murray says he was playing with a bone bruise in his right leg: “I was in pain but it’s cool…I was struggling a bit today.” Also said he has a big bruise on his foot that bothered him. He tried to change shoes but it didn’t help.
Mark Medina: Lakers coach Frank Vogel said Anthony Davis has “some minor soreness,” but added “he’s good to go” for Game 5 against Denver
Golden State Warriors swingman Klay Thompson participated Friday in his first full practice since tearing his left ACL in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals. It had been 470 days since Thompson’s injury and his return was a welcome sight for coaches and teammates who missed having him around. “It was great to have him out on the floor, in the locker room,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said during a video call with reporters. “Just his presence alone gave us a jolt of energy and excitement. Practice went well. This is the first practice coming off an ACL injury and a year and a half absence so I didn’t expect him to be in top shape, in top form, and he was not, but he moved well and it’s a good first step.”
Marc J. Spears: Lakers injury report for Game 5: Anthony Davis (sprained left ankle) and Dion Waiters (sore left groin) are questionable. Alex Caruso (sore right wrist), Danny Green (Volar plate injury, left ring finger) and LeBron James (sore right groin) are probable.
Harrison Faigen: Frank Vogel said Anthony Davis and LeBron James are both experiencing “some soreness” but that they’ll be “good to go.” Davis had the ankle thing, and Vogel said LeBron got kneed in the thigh.
Anthony Slater: Steve Kerr on Klay Thompson: “This was his first practice coming off an ACL injury. I didn’t expect him to be in top form and he was not. But he moved well and it was a great first step. Klay got a lot of good work in and was able to gauge where he is right now.”
Anthony Slater: Warriors didn’t scrimmage today. They haven’t gone 5-on-5 yet. Will soon. Steve Kerr said it hasn’t yet been decided if Klay Thompson will take full part in it: “Kind of depends on how he reacts to today.”