Report: Kevon Looney probable, Patrick McCaw active, but not in rotation for Game 7 vs. Rockets
While the Houston Rockets are hoping for a miraculous recovery from Chris Paul, the Golden State Warriors are dealing with injuries of their own, recently ruling out Andre Iguodala for a do-or-die Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals and now listing forward Kevon Looney as probable for tonight’s game, according to Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle.
The Warriors also have second-year forward Patrick McCaw listed as active for tonight’s game, but just like in Game 6, the young player isn’t in the rotation, only likely to see the floor in mop-up duty in case of a blowout scenario.
Golden State will have to engineer a good spread of minutes to give their four All-Stars some rest, especially after head coach Steve Kerr joked he would play them 49 out of 48 minutes, later correcting himself and saying they will play 40-plus, without being throttled into staying in the entire game.
Kerr said he would try to give his players some rest between quarters, but keep his main guys on the court for the vast majority of the game, knowing it’s a do-or-die scenario, with a chance to reach a fourth straight NBA Finals against their perennial rival Cleveland Cavaliers.
Looney has defended valiantly during the many isolation scenarios against MVP frontrunner James Harden, and will be tasked with it once again tonight if he’s a go — as Kerr likely gives some more minutes to Nick Young, whose defense has shined throughout this series.