The Warriors lost another injured player in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night.
The team announced that Kevon Looney aggravated the same chest injury that forced him to miss Game 3 against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, and he did not return during the Warriors' 106-105 win at Scotiabank Arena.
Kevon Looney reaggravated his right 1st costal cartilage non-displaced fracture injury and will not return.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) June 11, 2019
Looney picked up the injury during the Warriors' Game 2 win last week. The 23-year-old initially was ruled out for the remainder of The Finals, but he returned to the lineup once it was determined he could play through the injury. Before Game 4, Warriors coach Steve Kerr told reporters there was "no long-term risk involved with him playing."
For his part, Looney seemed to be in high spirits after Game 5. He told reporters that he expects to play in Game 6 on Thursday night.
One bit of good news for the Warriors. Kevon Looney says he's OK and hopes to play next game. "They were more scared than I was," he joked.— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) June 11, 2019
Kevon Looney believes he will be able to play in Game 6.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) June 11, 2019
So, Kevin Durant likely won't be able to play in the last game at Oracle Arena, but Looney just might.