Warriors’ Kevon Looney Out Indefinitely With Broken Cartilage In Chest

Mae Harvey
June 6, 2019

And it likely wasn't cheap.

He was right: Golden State beat the Toronto Raptors 109-104 to send the series back to the Bay Area tied at one game apiece.

Golden State will look to take a 2-1 Finals lead on Wednesday night.

Looney was averaging 7.2 points and 4.6 rebounds in 20.3 minutes per game this postseason.

Klay Thompson underwent an MRI on his hamstring after injuring it on Sunday and has a mild strain. Stephen Curry (dehydration), Andre Iguodala (banged head) and DeMarcus Cousins (rustiness stemmed from a 14-game absence with a left quad injury) are also fighting through different ailments.

The Game 2 injuries were the latest setbacks for a Warriors group already playing without star Kevin Durant, who continues rehabbing a right calf injury. He provides excellent depth at the center position for the Warriors. Those players, along with Draymond Green, will be expected to elevate their game.

After a bit of bad news about Kevon Looney to start Monday night, the Warriors got a glimmer of hope with regards to Klay Thompson's health. His injury comes at an inopportune time not just for the Warriors but for Looney personally. It entered the 2019 NBA Finals with a sterling record on its top-rated picks, returning more than $3,000 in profit to anybody following them this season.

Coach Steve Kerr was confident Thompson, who has played 120-straight playoff games would be good to go, with the shooting guard optimistic about his chances of returning for Game 3. "He thinks it is minor, so I don't know what that means going forward".

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