Klay shakes rust after concussion 

OAKLAND — He missed his first three shots, which shouldn't have been a surprise since he was just cleared by doctors after a concussion and hadn't played in a basketball game for eight nights.

Then Klay Thompson made his next four, which also shouldn't have been a surprise. Such has been his offseason, finishing with 21 points in an up-and-down Game 1 in which he claimed to be feeling fine mentally and physically.

"I think we might have been rusty initially," said Thompson. "Both teams have wounded players. Now we're back in the swing of things, and it feels great."

"Klay didn't get anything going for a while," said Steve Kerr, the Warriors coach, "but I thought he was great in the second half."

A radio reporter from Israel, where Cavs coach David Blatt used to work, said to Thompson, "You looked very bad in the beginning," Klay responded, "Wow. Don't hold anything back." Then the reporter explained he didn't mean Thompson but the team.

Klay laughed. "That's all right," he said. "I didn't play well in the beginning, so that's OK. We were just a little rusty. But after the first six minutes we started moving the ball better."

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Art Spander

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Art Spander has been covering Bay Area sports since 1965 and also writes on www.artspander.com and www.bleacherreport.com. Email him at typoes@aol.com.
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