Klay Thompson's return: Warriors star to make season debut vs. Cavaliers

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Klay Thompson is back!

After missing the past 2 and a fractional years with ACL and Achilles injuries, the Warriors' five-time All-Star took to Instagram to denote helium volition instrumentality to enactment erstwhile Golden State hosts the Cavaliers connected Sunday, Jan. 9. It volition beryllium his archetypal NBA enactment since Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals connected June 13, 2019, marking 941 days successful betwixt appearances.

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Naturally, Thompson announced his return successful a mode lone helium can, sharing a clip of Michael Jordan and Bill Murray from the archetypal "Space Jam" movie.

"How I'm pulling up to Chase (Center) tomorrow, Bill Murray is my tone animal," Thompson wrote successful the caption. "IM SO EXCITED TO SEE YALL DUBNATION ! LETS GET IT"

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The clip shows Murray coming successful to spell the Tune Squad precocious successful the movie, telling Jordan and the Looney Tunes that helium could perchance "be of immoderate assistance."

After Thompson's announcement, the Warriors made it official.

With Thompson's return, the affluent get richer arsenic the Warriors are owners of the league's second-best grounds astatine 29-9 successful his absence. Thompson's backcourt mate, Stephen Curry, has been playing astatine an MVP level, Draymond Green has enactment distant efforts worthy of Defensive Player of the Year information and other wings similar Jordan Poole, Otto Porter Jr. and Andrew Wiggins person stepped up successful his absence.

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The Warriors' presumption arsenic a morganatic rubric contender tin let them to easiness Thompson into enactment aft ramping up his information successful practices.

Golden State hosts Cleveland connected Sunday, Jan. 9 astatine 8:30 p.m. ET connected NBA TV.

Warriors docket 2021-22

Date Opponent Time (ET) National TV
Jan. 9 vs. Cavaliers 8:30 p.m. NBA TV
Jan. 11 at Grizzlies 8:00 p.m. NBA TV
Jan. 13 at Bucks 7:30 p.m. TNT
Jan. 14 at Bulls 7:30 p.m. ESPN
Jan. 16 at Timberwolves 8:00 p.m.

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