-- MILWAUKEE -- After sitting out Friday's victory over the Boston Celtics with a sprained ankle, Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson is returning to the lineup for Saturday night's game against the Milwaukee Bucks. The All-Star shooting guard is set to start, according to the Warriors.
The choice was a game-time decision, determined after Thompson's pregame shootaround. During the warm-up, interim Warriors coach Luke Walton watched Thompson go through his routine.
After the warm-up, Thompson discussed his status with Walton and Lachlan Penfold, Golden State's head of physical performance and sports medicine. Thompson relayed that he was feeling well, and the Warriors elected to play him, after some deliberation.
Thompson sprained his ankle in the final minute of Tuesday's victory over the Indiana Pacers. He was questionable before Friday's game, and the team rested him in part because they wanted to be cautious about playing him in back-to-back games.
Thompson's presence augments a 24-0 Warriors team that seeks to keep its historic streak alive. In both games Thompson missed this season -- Boston and a Nov. 14 hosting of the Brooklyn Nets -- the Warriors needed overtime to emerge with the win.