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NBA Finals Game 5 Injury Report: Kevin Durant could return, Klay Thompson update and more

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Klay Thompson - Hamstring Injury - Will Play in Game 5

Klay Thompson will play as the Warriors look to overturn a 3-1 series deficit
Klay Thompson will play as the Warriors look to overturn a 3-1 series deficit

A hamstring injury forced Klay Thompson to miss Game 3 of the Finals, although he returned during the Dubs' 105-92 Game 4 defeat to the Raptors. Thompson played 42 minutes during the loss, scoring 28 points, although the 29-year-old looked in discomfort at the end of the game. Nevertheless, Thompson told ESPN that he will be active for Game 5:

(The Injury) It didn't affect me. Like I said before, it's the Finals. It's a long season. You play 100-plus games, you're going to be banged up. But you just got to dig deep. No one's going to feel sorry for you, so you just got to go out there, man up and play to the best of your ability.

Despite his ongoing hamstring issue, Thompson is likely to once again play upwards of 40 minutes as the Warriors battle to keep their hopes of winning a third consecutive championship alive.

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