In a repeat of the Western Conference Finals last year, the Warriors face off against the Rockets once again in what should be a fascinating series.
But there was some major concern for the defending champions heading into Game 1.
The LA Clippers forced a Game 6, with the Warriors eventually battling to win the series off the back of a 50-point performance from Kevin Durant.
However, the win came at a cost with both Thompson and Steph Curry suffering ankle sprains.
Curry’s injury wasn’t seen as serious with Steve Kerr suggesting he should be fit to play in Game 1.
But when the Warriors coach was asked about Thompson’s issue, he raised some concern.
“It was a significant sprain,” he said.
The 29-year-old underwent an MRI earlier today to find out the extent of the issue, and Adrian Wojnarwoski reported the scan came back clean.
The ESPN reporter went on to add that the Warriors are optimistic about Thompson being fit enough to play in Game 1.
But a final decision will likely not be made until after a pregame workout.
There is also concern about how Thompson’s injury will affect his mobility.