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Andre Iguodala says he had to tell an injured Kevon Looney to stop playing during Game 5

SF Gate logo SF Gate 6/11/2019 Eric Ting
Kyle Lowry, Kevon Looney are posing for a picture: Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) handles the ball under pressure from Golden State Warriors center Kevon Looney (5) during second-half basketball action in Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Toronto, Monday, June 10, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) © Provided by Hearst Newspapers Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) handles the ball under pressure from Golden State Warriors center Kevon Looney (5) during second-half basketball action in Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Toronto, Monday, June 10, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Kevon Looney left Game 5 of the NBA Finals after re-aggravating a chest injury that was originally supposed to keep him out for the remainder of the series. Had it not been for Andre Iguodala, it sounds like Looney would have kept on playing through it.

a group of football players on a field: Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry reaches out to Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant as he’s helped off the court in the second quarter during game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on Monday, June 10, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. © Provided by Hearst Newspapers Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry reaches out to Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant as he’s helped off the court in the second quarter during game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on Monday, June 10, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

"Kevon couldn't play tonight," Iguodala told reporters after the game. "I had to tell him, 'Don't play anymore.'"

Iguodala also spoke on the "brotherhood" among the Warriors and what it means to play through pain.

"We always talk about how this team is with one another, but people still don't really grasp what we're talking about," Iguodala said. "When we say this is a real brotherhood with this team, people have no clue what goes into that."

Fred VanVleet, Stephen Curry are posing for a picture: Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry reacts in the fourth quarter during game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on Monday, June 10, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. © Provided by Hearst Newspapers

Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry reacts in the fourth quarter during game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on Monday, June 10, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Looney has been playing through a 1st costal cartilage non-displaced fracture, and left the game in the third quarter after fighting for a rebound with Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry.

Kevin Durant holding a basketball: Golden State Warriors’ head coach Steve Kerr gives /Kevin Durant a pat on the back in the first quarter during game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on Monday, June 10, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. © Provided by Hearst Newspapers

Golden State Warriors’ head coach Steve Kerr gives /Kevin Durant a pat on the back in the first quarter during game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on Monday, June 10, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

He said after the game he hopes to play in Game 6, if the Warriors let him. He was told he wouldn't make the injury worse by playing, but might feel added pain or discomfort.

Klay Thompson, Marc Gasol are posing for a picture: Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson gets past Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry in the first quarter during game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on Monday, June 10, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. © Provided by Hearst Newspapers

Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson gets past Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry in the first quarter during game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on Monday, June 10, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

"They're comfortable with me going out there as long as I can tolerate the pain," he said. "I feel like I should be able to play in Game 6."

Looney first suffered the injury in Game 2 and was originally expected to miss the remainder of the series before surprisingly returning for Game 4 last week.

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Eric Ting is an SFGATE staff writer. Email: eric.ting@sfgate.com | Twitter:@_ericting

Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson reacts after scoring in the first quarter during game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on Monday, June 10, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson reacts after scoring in the first quarter during game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on Monday, June 10, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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