Looney is back despite broken collarbone

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Golden State Warriors center Kevon Looney will be back for Game 4. He was injured in Game 2 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Looney suffered a broken collarbone in that game. Yet, head coach Steve Kerr said he’s going to give it a go.

Golden State Warriors center Kevon Looney defending Kawhi Leonard against the Toronto Raptors in Game 2 of the NBA Finals
Kevon Looney defending Kawhi Leonard against the Toronto Raptors in Game 2 of the NBA Finals (Getty Images)

It was believed when Looney went out in Game 2 that he would be lost for the rest of the season. Besides Looney — who will likely come off the bench in a limited role — Klay Thompson is returning, as well.

Thompson also suffered an injury in Game 2 in Toronto. He suffered a hamstring strain and missed Game 3 of the series on Wednesday night.

When Looney went down, the team was forced to get increased minutes from DeMarcus Cousins. He played well in Game 2, then disappeared in Game 3.

The Warriors also have Andrew Bogut, but he plays sparingly in a backup role. Looney played 10 minutes in Game 2 before being injured.

The 23-year-old Milwaukee, Wisconsin native made 80 appearances for the Warriors, including 24 starts. He averaged 6.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.6 steals, and 0.7 blocks per game in 18.5 minutes per game.

In the playoffs, he has made 18 appearances. He is averaging 7.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.6 steals, and 0.6 blocks per game in 20.3 minutes per contest.

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