Klay Thompson injury update: Warriors guard tore ACL in Game 6, agent says

Klay Thompson tore his ACL in Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Raptors, his agent told ESPN.

Thompson suffered the injury in the third quarter on a breakaway. Danny Green went up to contest a shot and Thompson was thrown off balance on his way down before his knee twisted awkwardly.

He stayed down for a minute and initially went to the locker room. But, because he had been awarded two free throws he couldn’t go just yet. Had he left he would have been ineligible to come back in the game.

Some staffers went and stopped him from leaving and brought him back to the court to take the free throws. He hit both attempts and then went to the locker room after DeMarcus Cousins fouled to give him a chance to get off the court. He did not return. 

He was seen leaving the arena on crutches.

Thompson scored 30 points in the game before exiting. 

Toronto went on to close out the Warriors with a 114-110 victory to earn its first championship in franchise history.