Warriors’ Klay Thompson makes season debut vs Cavaliers: Live updates, scores, stats, highlights

Klay Thompson is BACK!

941 days have passed since the Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson last played in an NBA game, going back to Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals.

MORE: Does Klay Thompson’s return make Warriors consensus title favorite?

After a long stint on the sidelines, Thompson will suit up for the Warriors at Chase Center against the Cleveland Cavaliers in what is sure to be an electric night in The Bay. Catch all the action live on Sling TV.

The Sporting News has you covered with all the live updates, scores, stats and highlights from Klay’s return:

Warriors vs. Cavaliers live updates, highlights, stats

Warriors vs. Cavaliers score

How to watch Warriors vs Cavaliers

  • Date:  Sunday, Jan. 9
  • Time:  8:30 p.m. ET
  • TV channel:  NBA TV
  • Live stream: Sling TV

Second Quarter

9:24 p.m: Klay Thompson checks back in for the first time since the first quarter. 

9:22 p.m: Steph Curry is 4-of-6 from 3-point range, the rest of the Warriors? A paltry 1-of-16. 

9:14 p.m: ALWAYS box out the shooter! 

9:07 p.m: Kevin Love opens the second quarter scoring. 

End of First Quarter: Warriors 24, Cavaliers 21

Steph Curry 14 points, 2 rebounds

Klay Thompson 2 points 

Jarrett Allen 7 points, 2 rebounds

Darius Garland 6 points, 1 assist

8:55 p.m: Steph Curry is 4-of-4 from deep. 11-0 run from the Dubs. They led 22-15. Timeout. 


8:51 p.m: It’s not just the fans happy to see Klay back. 

8:49 p.m: Klay Thompson exits the game for the first time for a rest. Head coach Steve Kerr will be monitoring Thompson’s minutes. 

8:46 p.m: Steph Knocks down another 3-pointer. That’s 161 conscutive games with a made three breaking, well, his own record. 

8:42 p.m: We have tip-off and immediately Klay Thopson has made an impact! First bucket back is in the books! 





Big applause for Klayas he warms up. Who else has a funny feeling the roof will blow off when he’s introduced later? 

Klay is on the court for warm-up! 

Steph Curry is warming up in his Splash Brother’s jersey 

The Dubs’ rookies are ready for Klay’s return

Before tip-off re-ive some of Klay’s best moments

Thompson has arrived for Klay Day!

Draymond Green welcomes back his running mate.

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