Warriors' Klay Thompson (knee) won't play vs. healthy Celtics


The Boston Celtics are catching a break at a time they certainly could use one.

Warriors sharpshooter Klay Thompson won't play Tuesday night against the Celtics as he recovers from a right knee injury, Golden State announced Tuesday afternoon.

Thompson injured his knee last Thursday against the Orlando Magic and missed Saturday's game against the Philadelphia 76ers. An MRI on the knee reportedly revealed no damage, but it appears the five-time All-Star still isn't ready for game action.

Boston, meanwhile, listed no players on its latest injury report Tuesday for the first time in a while, as big man Aron Baynes finally returned Sunday from a foot injury that kept him out over a month.

The Celtics still have their work cut out for them, of course: They've lost five of their last six games and must contain the likes of Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and DeMarcus Cousins at Oracle Arena, where Golden State has lost just eight games all season.

The Dubs have lost two of their last three games, though, so Boston seems to be catching the defending champions at one of their most vulnerable (relatively speaking) moments.

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