No surgery for Giants closer Wilson


No surgery for Giants closer Wilson


Giants closer Brian Wilson, who visited surgeon Dr. James Andrews for an evaluation of his right elbow, will not require surgery, according to pregame comments from manager Bruce Bochy and the team's training staff.

Bochy spoke with reporters before Thursday's game in Atlanta and said that the examination revealed "just a little inflammation."

Wilson did not speak to reporters but trainer Dave Groeschner briefed the media and said that the scan revealed nothing more than the typical pitching stuff that you see all the time.

Wilson felt a strain while throwing 28 pitches on Monday night, his last appearance for the Giants. He will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis but is not headed for the disabled list at this point.

There's no timetable on when Wilson might be able to pitch again.

"He has a remarkable ability to recover, so I wouldn't put anything past him," Groeschner said. "But we also need to make sure he's healthy."

Wilson is 6-4 this year with 35 saves and a 3.19 ERA.

Andrews performed Tommy John surgery on Wilson when the closer was at LSU.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

After Klay scored 60 points, Warriors owner Joe Lacob had one question

After Klay scored 60 points, Warriors owner Joe Lacob had one question

After he dropped 60 points on the Pacers, Klay Thompson took the podium to speak to reporters.

At the end of his session, Warriors owner Joe Lacob took the microphone and the following exchange ensued:

Lacob: "Klay I just have one question: 'Do you accept this rose?'"

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Klay: "Wow. Ha. Appreciate that. This man missed the 37-point quarter, so hopefully this makes up for it."

Lacob: "That's right. Great job man."

Lacob -- who sits courtside for almost every home game -- was not in attendance on Jan. 23, 2015 when Klay dropped 37 points in the third quarter against the Kings.


Mychal Thompson's message to Klay: 'You should have had 70'

Mychal Thompson's message to Klay: 'You should have had 70'

Klay Thompson scored 60 points on Monday night against the Pacers.

He played just 29 minutes.

Following the game, the two-time All-Star jointed Warriors Postgame Live on CSN Bay Area and was asked if he had received any messages from his family and friends.

"My dad said, 'You should have had 70. You missed four wide-open 3s,'" Klay revealed. "I'm like, 'that's more than you made your entire career ... I'm just kidding.'"

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Mychal played 12 seasons from 1979 to 1991 and went 1-for-12 from deep over the course of his career.

On Jan. 23, 2015, Klay scored 37 points in the third quarter against the Kings -- setting the NBA record for most points in a quarter.

How does that night compare to what he did on Monday?

"They're both unique in their own right," Klay told the Postgame Live crew. "It's hard to pick which one was more fun. But tonight reminded me of it because the crowd -- every time you touch the ball and the crowd gets up to their feet, chanting your name, there's nothing like it ... I never take it for granted because these nights are far and few between.

"But man, it was a lot of fun. I'll tell my grandkids about this one day and I'll be that old man bragging about it. It was a fun night to say the least."

Klay scored 40 points in the first half. Was there a specific number he was hoping to get to?

"No, just play hard and play every possession the right way and that's why I think I was successful," he said. "I think I took all good shots and I was in a great rhythm. For me it was huge to get to the cup early. When I do that it opens up the whole floor for me -- using my teammates to get open and I thought my off-ball activity was great tonight.

"It was a huge breakout game for me. I'm not gonna lie -- I never really thought I would be able to do this growing up, so when I surprise myself like this it motivates me to keep on getting better."