Golden State Warriors: 3 keys for Game 3 of 2019 NBA Finals

Golden State Warriors: 3 keys for Game 3 of 2019 NBA Finals

Thompson left the game with what has since been confirmed by Shams Charania of The Athletic to be a hamstring strain.

It would be a major shock if Thompson doesn't play in Game 3. If there's pain, that's a no go [because] this could be a longer series. "I knew we were locked in".

Guard Quinn Cook provided key minutes down the stretch and scored nine points all on 3s - two in the fourth quarter - in 21 minutes.

While the Warriors are wary of rushing Thompson back, they also desperately need one of their best players on the court given Kevin Durant is still out. He said he didn't see himself missing a game.

Even more impressively, he has not missed a single playoff game since the Warriors first made it to the postseason in the 2012-13 campaign, his second season in the league. The Warriors are scheduled to practice Tuesday at Oracle Arena, so that could be Durant's opportunity to test the leg.

Durant remains out for Game 3.

After the Warriors originally announced a "left chest contusion" for the 23-year-old center, rumblings began that Looney's injury was related to his collarbone.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Tuesday forward Kevon Looney (costal cartilage fracture) will be out for the rest of the series after being hurt in Game 2, while star Kevin Durant (calf), who hasn't played since May 8, will remain out. They not only arrive in Oakland, Calif., with the best-of-seven series tied 1-1, but they'll need to win at least one road game if they hope to capture the franchise's first-ever National Basketball Association title.

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