The Warriors emerged from their NBA Finals Game 2 victory over the Raptors even more wounded than they entered it.
One of Golden State's players to be injured Sunday night was reserve center Kevon Looney, who suffered a chest contusion in the first half. He was removed from the game and did not return.
Kevon Looney (left chest contusion) will not return to tonight’s game.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) June 3, 2019
The injury occurred when Looney attempted to defend a drive by Raptors star Kawhi Leonard. Looney got bumped, and crashed hard to the floor. He landed on his left arm and stayed down on the court for a short period of time.
Looney accounted for zero points and one rebound in 10 minutes prior to the injury. While the Warriors were able to get by without him, finishing off a 109-104 win to even the NBA Finals at one game apiece, they're certainly hoping it's nothing serious.
Based on Looney's own self-assessment following the Game 2 victory, there is at least some cautious optimism that he'll be able to play in Game 3 on Wednesday night at Oracle Arena.
Kevon Looney to @NBCSAuthentic after his injury: “I’m good.”
Will he play in Game 3?
“I don’t know. I’m hoping on it.”— Logan Murdock (@loganmmurdock) June 3, 2019
X-rays on Looney's chest came back clean, but Looney told Mark Medina of Bay Area News Group that his chest hurts "pretty bad."
I spoke with Kevon Looney on his way out. Will Looney play in Game 3? Looney: “That’s the plan. I’ll at least go out and try unless I wake up tomorrow and feel way worse. Otherwise, I think I’ll give it a shot.” Still, Looney admitted his chest “it hurts pretty bad right now.”— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) June 3, 2019
Looney will get an MRI and a CT scan on Monday.
Kevon Looney (upper chest, collarbone) will undergo both MRI test and CT scan on Monday.— Monte Poole (@MontePooleNBCS) June 3, 2019
Klay Thompson (hamstring) will undergo MRI test.
Looney has had unfortunate injury luck throughout his young career, and it truly would be a shame if he were forced to miss any extended time.