Programming note: Watch the NBA Finals pregame edition of Warriors Outsiders on Friday at 4 p.m., streaming live on the MyTeams app.
And then there was a plot twist.
It turns out that Warriors big man Kevon Looney might not be done for the season after all:
After undergoing further evaluation of the non-displaced first costal cartilage fracture he suffered in Game 2, Warriors forward Kevon Looney could potentially return during the NBA Finals, league sources told ESPN. More testing will determine next steps for Looney.— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) June 6, 2019
On Monday night, Golden State announced that Looney is out indefinitely after sustaining the non-displaced first costal cartilage fracture during Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Raptors.
On Tuesday, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told reporters that the 23-year old would miss the rest of the series.
The Warriors certainly missed Looney's defensive presence in the Game 3 loss on Wednesday night, as Toronto shot over 52 percent from the field and nearly 45 percent from 3-point territory.
Through Game 1 against the Raptors, Looney was averaging 7.6 points and 4.8 rebounds in 20.9 minutes per game during the playoffs.
Game 4 is on Friday night at Oracle Arena, with Game 5 back in Toronto on Monday. A potential Game 6 would be next Thursday in Oakland.