This Flying Trevor Ariza Knee To The Face Sent Klay Thompson To The Locker Room

In the fourth quarter tonight, Trevor Ariza inadvertently sent a second Splash Brother back to the locker room. After Klay Thompson faked a three-point attempt, Ariza came flying in knee-first, and smacked Klay in the ear. Thompson hit the deck and went back to the locker room.

Doris Burke reports it was a right ear laceration. Once he had returned to the court, Klay felt something coming out of his ear. It was blood.

He was taken back to the locker room with just under six minutes left. The Warriors lead 89-80 with 4:49 left in the game.


Klay got three stitches to stop the bleeding and has returned.