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SportsWarriors won't have Kevin Durant, Kevon Looney for Game 3 against Raptors

03:45  05 june  2019
03:45  05 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

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The Warriors , trying to win their third straight NBA Finals and fourth in five years, have already been without top playoff scorer Kevin Durant for nearly a month with a right calf injury, leaving Kerr wondering just who will be healthy enough to play against the Raptors .

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Warriors won't have Kevin Durant, Kevon Looney for Game 3 against Raptors© Nathan Denette / Associated Press

Golden State Warriors Kevin Durant watches during basketball practice at the NBA Finals in Toronto, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors will be short-handed for Game 3 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Tuesday forward Kevon Looney (costal cartilage fracture) will be out for the rest of the series after being hurt in Game 2. Star Kevin Durant (calf), who hasn't played since May 8, will remain out.

Warriors star guard Klay Thompson, who left Game 2 in the fourth quarter with a hamstring injury, is questionable.

Warriors' Looney out indefinitely with costal cartilage fracture

Warriors' Looney out indefinitely with costal cartilage fracture Kevon Looney's run in this year's NBA Finals may be over. The Golden State Warriors forward was diagnosed with a non-displaced first costal cartilage fracture on Monday and will be out indefinitely, the team announced. There reportedly isn't much optimism within the organization that Looney will return this season, though he may be evaluated further, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The 23-year-old suffered the injury on an awkward fall during the first half of Game 2 on Sunday after Toronto Raptors superstar Kawhi Leonard plowed into him on a drive to the basket. Looney finished with a rebound and three personal fouls in 10 minutes of action.

The Warriors have been without all-star forward Kevin Durant , who Looney left Sunday’s game in the first half and did not return. The Warriors on Monday said an A five-time all-star, he is second on the team to Durant in playoff minutes per game and is third in scoring to Durant and Stephen Curry.

Kevon Looney 's status for Game 3 is up in the air after he suffered a chest contusion in the Warriors ' Game 2 victory. Saquon Barkley praises Kevin Durant , picks Raptors over Warriors in NBA Finals.

"If there's a risk, we'd rather give him the next couple days to continue to heal and hopefully have him out there for Game 4," Kerr said. "It's literally day to day."

Thompson added later: "It would be hard to see me not out there."

Kerr said Durant will get on the floor at the team's practice facility later Tuesday.

"He's out for tomorrow, but improving," Kerr said.

Warriors forward Andre Iguodala, who played Game 2 and hit a three-pointer to seal it, will play Game 3 after suffering a leg injury in Game 1.

The best-of-seven series is tied at 1-1 after the Warriors' 109-104 win over the Raptors on Sunday in Toronto.

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The Warriors get a second chance to leave Oracle with an everlasting memory. Let’s get it. We believe. It’s the mantra that has been vivaciously coursing through the veins of this franchise for the better part of this century, who’s words still echo and ring through the halls of a stadium literally standing on its last legs. Never since that bygone era, have those words weighed heavier than in the current dilemma the Golden State Warriors find themselves. A 3-2 deficit is a familiar place, but this series has taken a toll unlike any playoff experience the team has had to previously endure.

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