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CLEVELAND – The last time Warriors big man Marreese Speights saw the court, he blew a wide-open breakaway dunk to end the third quarter of Game 2 of the NBA Finals.
The Warriors went on to lose the game to the Cavaliers in overtime, and Speights after the 0-for-3 shooting performance did not play in the Game 3 loss. He indicated Thursday, hours before Game 4, that he quickly moved on from the missed dunk.
“Why would it be in my head?” Speights asked. “I played five minutes. Yeah, I missed a dunk, but at the end of the day, it happens in this league. People don’t realize I was plus-four that game.
“My confidence is always high no matter what it is. Missed dunk, (if I) missed eight shots in a row, I still impact the game in a different way as in playing defense, boxing out my man or helping out on defense.”
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CLEVELAND – Warriors guard Klay Thompson said he was kneed in the thigh in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, but he will play against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 on Tuesday.
“It’s just a charley horse,” said Thompson, who scored a team-high 34 points Sunday.
Thompson did not appear on the Warriors’ injury report released Monday before WKYC-TV reported he had a “noticeable limp” getting off the team bus after the team arrived in Cleveland.
A team spokesman said Monday after the report that Thompson was getting regular icing on his leg. Thompson before Game 3 downplayed the notion he was limping.
“As far as I know, everything’s fine,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.
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Here’s what they’re saying about the Cavaliers:
[caption id="attachment_7276" align="alignnone" width="300"] Cleveland Cavaliers' Matthew Dellavedova (8) reacts after a basket against the Golden State Warriors in the fourth quarter of Game 2 of the