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Sources: Warriors hopeful Andrew Wiggins will play in Game 6

LOS ANGELES — The Golden State Warriors are hopeful that forward Andrew Wiggins will be available for Game 6 despite suffering a left costal cartilage fracture.

Wiggins will go through his pregame routine to see how his injury, which is located on the rib cage, feels before a final decision is made, sources told ESPN.

Wiggins participated in the walkthrough portion of shootaround before getting treatment while the rest of the team went through individual shooting drills.

The team believes Wiggins suffered the fracture midway through the fourth quarter of Game 5. He was in visible pain in the locker room after the game, sources told ESPN. He told the team he’d be OK, but an MRI revealed the costal cartilage fracture, sources told ESPN.

Wiggins’ performance in Game 5 was instrumental to the Warriors, finishing with 25 points on 10-of-18 shooting, seven rebounds and five assists and prompting Steve Kerr to call it his best game since he returned from a two-month absence at the start of the playoffs.

It was his third- highest-scoring playoff game in his career, behind his 27 and 26-point games last postseason.

With the Warriors facing elimination once again, trailer the Los Angeles Lakers 3-2 in the series, Wiggins’ void – both on offense and on defense, where he’s been guarding LeBron James – would be a massive loss for Golden State.

This story originally appeared on ESPN

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