Thecould be getting more reinforcements for Game 4 than they expected.
Center, who was believed to be out indefinitely after fracturing his collarbone in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, is now listed as for Game 4 against the .
Doctors don’t believe the injury will get worse, according to. As a result, Looney has been pushing the team to let him play Friday.
This development falls in line with aon Thursday that the 23-year-old may recover in time to play in the series, though appearing in Game 4 would be an unexpectedly early return.
Looney was injured in the first quarter of Game 2 after falling awkwardly on his upper body while attempting to stop adrive.
Looney is averaging 7.2 points and 4.6 rebounds per game this postseason for Golden State. He was also a key contributor off the bench in Game 1 of The Finals, recording nine points, three rebounds, one assist, and one steal over 28 minutes.
While Looney’s status is still uncertain, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said, who missed Game 3 with a hamstring issue, is to play in Game 4. , meanwhile, will sit out again on Friday, though Kerr said late Thursday there’s a “ ” the 10-time All-Star will return for Game 5 or 6.
The Warriors are hoping to tie the series 2-2 on Friday before going back to Toronto for Game 5 Monday.
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