Report: Warriors' Kevon Looney Suffers Collarbone Injury in Game 2 of NBA Finals

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorJune 3, 2019

TORONTO, ONTARIO - JUNE 02:  Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Toronto Raptors is defended by Kevon Looney #5 of the Golden State Warriors in the first half during Game Two of the 2019 NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena on June 02, 2019 in Toronto, Canada.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
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Golden State Warriors forward/center Kevon Looney suffered a sprained collarbone in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, per Shams Charania of Stadium and The Athletic.

The Warriors are officially calling the injury a "left chest contusion." An X-ray after the game came back negative, according to Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle. Looney will under go an MRI and CT scan Monday, per ESPN's Nick Friedell.

Looney played just 10 minutes on Sunday before leaving the game for good.

The fourth-year veteran appeared to get hurt after Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard drove through the lane and drew a charging foul on Looney with 5:20 left in the first quarter.

Looney stayed in the game until the first quarter ended and played the last 3:27 of the second, but he did not return after halftime.

Looney, who finished the game with one rebound and one turnover, averaged 6.3 points on 62.5 percent shooting and 5.2 rebounds in just 18.5 minutes per game in the regular season.

He's come up big numerous times in the playoffs, including a 12-point, 14-rebound double-double in a series-clinching win over the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference Finals.

If Looney is out for an extended period of time, then the Warriors have numerous options. They can go smaller with Draymond Green at the five, or they can add some size and put DeMarcus Cousins or Andrew Bogut down low. Cousins started and played the majority of minutes at center for Golden State on Sunday.

However, Looney has some time to recover before Game 3, which is on Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET in Oakland, California. His status for that matchup is currently unknown.