OAKLAND (California) – Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson is questionable for Game 3 of the NBA Finals after an MRI exam on his injured left hamstring revealed only a strain, the team announced Monday evening.
In more dire injury news for Golden State, backup center Kevon Looney has a non-displaced collarbone fracture and is out indefinitely.
Both Thompson and Looney were injured during the Warriors’ 109-104 win over the Raptors on Sunday night in Toronto, a resulted that leveled the best-of-seven series at one win apiece.
The Warriors traveled home to Oakland following Game 2 but didn’t arrive until after 4 a.m. local time, delaying Thompson’s MRI and Looney’s MRI and CT scan until later in the day.
The team initially announced that Looney had a chest contusion, but coach Steve Kerr later said that Looney’s injury was “something with his shoulder.”
Thompson got hurt in the fourth quarter Sunday. He said after the game he expected to play in Game 3 on Wednesday, though he was seen limping around Scotiabank Arena following Golden State’s win.
Kerr said postgame, “Klay said he’ll be fine, but Klay could be half-dead and he would say he would be fine.”
The Warriors continue to await the return of All-NBA forward Kevin Durant, who hasn’t played since sustaining a right calf injury in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals on May 8.
–Field Level Media