Steph Curry makes surprising Klay Thompson claim after HORRIFIC injury in Warriors vs Jazz

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Klay Thompson nearly saw his night end in the opening period of the game after he collided with Utah’s Donovan Mitchell and in the process .

Thompson immediately left the court in pain but returned in the second quarter with his fingers taped up and finished the game with 22 points, four rebounds and a single assist.

The 29-year-old still managed to play 32 minutes against the Jazz and Curry was full of praise for his fellow guard.

“He just wanted to get it back and play,” Curry said in his post-game on-court interview.

“All he needs to feel is that ball in his hands and good things happen so.

“Thankfully All-Star week is coming up so he can rest it a little bit before the rest of the season.”

Golden State were poor from three-point range, making only 13 of their 41 attempts.

However, they made up for it from the field as they nearly scored every other shot, as they ended the game making 44-of-89 field goals.

Durant led the way on points for the Warriors with 28, followed by Curry on 24, with an injured Klay rounding off Golden State’s top three.

The victory at the Oracle Arena extends their winning streak to five consecutive games and they now have a three game lead, in the Western Conference, over the second-placed Denver Nuggets.

Curry squashed any talk of complacency creeping into the Warriors dressing room with one game remaining before the league break for the All-Star weekend events.

“We have been at this thing for a long time and obviously a week off is nice but we’ve got to finish the job,” Curry said.

“We want to end of a high note, protect home court.

“Hopefully go to Portland tomorrow and get a win, feeling good about ourselves, get rejuvenated and come back looking forward to that playoff push.”

In the latter stages of the game Curry’s children were caught on camera dancing to their father scoring a three-pointer.

When asked about it after the final buzzer, Curry said: “That is what it’s all about.

“You know, when your kids get to enjoy the game and the show, its fun.

“I am glad I did something good for them in the fourth quarter.”

Up next for Golden State is a road game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Oregon and then after the All-Star break they face the Sacramento Kings at home on Thursday February 22.

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