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Warriors’ Kevon Looney, Klay Thompson Set to Undergo Tests on Monday

The injury count continues to grow, yet the Golden State Warriors continue to fight.

Already playing without Kevin Durant, the Warriors suffered a couple more injuries on Sunday evening. Kevon Looney left the action after the first half after suffering what was described as a chest contusion. Shams Charania of The Athletic called it a sprained collar bone. Then, with eight minutes remaining in the game, Klay Thompson left landing awkwardly on a three-point shot. The injury was diagnosed as hamstring tightness.

Both men with be undergoing an MRI on Monday, while Looney will also go through a CT scan.

“Klay said he’ll be fine, but Klay could be half dead and he would say he would be fine,” commented Warriors head coach Steve Kerr on Thompson’s hamstring injury following the 109-104 victory. “We’ll see. He pulled his hamstring. He thinks it is minor, so I don’t know what that means going forward.”

While Durant and Thompson looked noticeably hobbled as they celebrated with their teammates outside of their locker room, the early feeling around the Warriors is that Durant should play in either Game 3 or 4, while Thompson might miss no time at all.

Then again, Durant originally suffered what was called a “minor” injury, so with the reigning NBA champions, you never really know.

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