Despite nursing a hurt ankle and being listed as questionable for Sunday's Game 2 of the NBA Finals, Klay Thompson started for the Warriors and scored 20 points as Golden State took a 2-0 series lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Thompson shot 8-of-13, including 3-of-8 from 3-point range, in 34 minutes of action. He also collected two rebounds and contributed an assist and steal.
Thompson suffered a high left ankle sprain in his Game 1 collision with the Cleveland Cavaliers' JR Smith, a source told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, confirming a Yahoo! Sports report. But Thompson improved overnight Saturday into Sunday.
"It was hurting but I took all the right remedies and told myself I could be sore going in to the summer," Thompson said after the Warriors' 122-103 win. "I'll be back Wednesday and hopefully no pain. But it's gut check time now. It's no -- it's no time to feel sorry for yourself."
Andre Iguodala remained out with a left lateral leg contusion, but coach Steve Kerr said he is "optimistic" Iguodala will play at some point during the series.
"He has gotten better gradually, but there's no way of knowing for sure at this point," Kerr said.
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