The Golden State Warriors were still waiting late Monday afternoon for the results of an MRI exam on guard Klay Thompson's injured left hamstring. The team confirmed that Looney suffered a fractured collarbone in Game 2.
"Klay said he'll be fine", Golden State coach Steve Kerr told reporters after the game. The series is now tied 1-1.
Looney's absence just puts even greater weight on four-time All-Star DeMarcus Cousins, who has played the last two games after a six-week absence because of a torn calf.
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Hot on the heels of the leaders and one shot back at 8 under is Jordan Spieth , who started the day one shot off the lead. A 14 footer read perfectly well helped Shubhankar move to 4-under for the round as he went past the 12th hole.
The 23-year-old Looney has been a key contributor during the 2019 playoff run, averaging more than seven points a game on 73 percent shooting.
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The Warriors remain buoyed by the fact that they still found a way to win Game 2 and the belief that Durant will be back at some point in this series.
Whether your team wins or loses, Taco Bell is game to unite salty and joyous fans alike through a truly stressful National Basketball Association final. If he is not cleared for Tuesday's practice, he will miss Game 3, but he wouldn't be eliminated from Game 4.