Raptors game to be shown in Market Square on Friday

Raptors game to be shown in Market Square on Friday

The Golden State Warriors provided updates Monday night on the status of two players who were injured in Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday.

They are hoping Kevin Durant is close to returning from a seven-game absence with a strained right calf, and that Klay Thompson can play after he limped off the court early in the fourth quarter Sunday.

The team said both Thompson and Looney underwent MRI exams Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) once back in the Bay Area. The Warriors listed their sharpshooter as questionable for Game 3 on Wednesday night at Oracle Arena. It is not immediately clear Warriors coach Steve Kerr would require Thompson to complete a practice before returning just as he has for Durant.

In addition to being one of Golden State's top shooters and scoring threats, Thompson is an elite perimeter defender looked upon to slow Raptors star Kawhi Leonard.

Kerr said postgame, "Klay said he'll be fine, but Klay could be half-dead and he would say he would be fine".

The Warriors are now still without Kevin Durant who remains sidelined with a calf injury, while Kevon Looney has been ruled out indefinitely after suffering a collarbone injury in Game 2.

"He pulled his hamstring. But I think I'll be good to go". He is out indefinitely with a fractured collarbone.

The series between the Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors is tied 1-1.

Thompson recorded 25 points, five rebounds and five assists before the injury.

Thompson is averaging 21.5 points per game on 40.5% from three in 2018-19.

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