Looney (chest) has been cleared to play and will start Thursday's Game 6 against Toronto, Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reports. Looney managed to get through pregame warmups, so he'll attempt to gut it out yet again. He's played 18 or more minutes in each of the last two contests while battling a fractured collarbone, and he'll enter the starting five at center, marking his first start of the 2018-2019 postseason.
Looney (chest) was spotted getting some shots up prior to Thursday's Game 6 against the Raptors, Mark Medina of The San Jose Mercury News reports. As anticipated, all signs point to Looney partaking in Thursday's must-win matchup for the Warriors, despite the fact that he's dealing with a broken collarbone. The official word on his status is expected to come closer to tipoff.
Looney (chest) is officially listed as questionable for Thursday's Game 6 against Toronto, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports. Looney was clearly fighting through considerable pain in Game 5, but despite the questionable designation, the expectation is that he'll gut it out again Thursday night. Looney didn't have a major statistical impact in Game 5 (four points, three rebounds), but he's been among Golden State's best team defenders all season, and if he's ultimately cleared for Game 6, he'll be among the bodies the Warriors throw at Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol.
Looney (collarbone) is optimistic he can play Thursday in Game 6 of the Warriors' NBA Finals matchup with the Raptors, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports. Looney continues to battle through a fractured collarbone he suffered during Game 2 of the Finals. After sitting out Game 3, Looney returned to action for the subsequent two contests but was in noticeable pain throughout Monday's Game 5 win, playing 18 minutes and finishing with four points (2-4 FG) and three rebounds. The Warriors may have different thoughts on Looney's status, so look for another update to arrive during Thursday's morning shootaround.
Looney (collarbone) will not return to Monday's Game 5 against the Raptors, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports. It was apparent all night that Looney was bothered by the collarbone injury that has limited him throughout the Finals. With Kevin Durant (lower leg) also out, the Warriors will be limited in the frontcourt and will have to rely on the likes of Draymond Green, DeMarcus Cousins, Andrew Bogut and Jordan Bell the rest of the night.
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