The incident happened with two minutes, 22 seconds left in the third quarter, as Thompson was fouled while driving to the basket, and landed awkwardly on his leg. He immediately went down, clutching his knee, and after making it halfway to the locker room, he returned to shoot his free throws. He made both free throws, and then was taken out once again, never to be seen again. At the time of his departure, he had 30 points in 32 minutes on 8-for-12 shooting with five rebounds, but joined Kevin Durant on the injury list by the end of the night.
Both Thompson and Durant were scheduled to make big money in free agency this summer, and will still get big money come July, but it might just be in Golden State. They are both expected to redshirt most, if not all, of next season, as Durant suffered a ruptured Achilles in his return in Game 5.
This was not the first injury of the series for Thompson, as he also missed Game 3 against the Raptors with a hamstring injury suffered in Game 2. These injuries for Golden State has completely flipped the entire gameplan for the NBA off-season, as the likes of the Los Angeles Lakers, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks, and Los Angeles Clippers were planning their whole summer around these two. Thompson could still get a deal elsewhere after averaging 21.5 points this past season, but there is a sense that after the way this season ended, there is still unfinished business with the Warriors that needs to be done.