Warriors big man Kevin Looney out at least two games with hamstring injury

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SAN FRANCISCO — Golden State Warriors forward Kevon Looney will miss at least two games because of a hamstring injury.

Looney sat out the entire preseason with a strained right hamstring, then started the season opener Thursday before dealing with tightness in the hamstring again. He didn’t play in the second half of a 141-122 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers in the first game at new Chase Center.

The Warriors play Sunday at Oklahoma City and Monday at New Orleans. No Looney or Willie Cauley-Stein (foot injury) — the two guys expected to play the bulk of the center minutes for Golden State — forces a number of guys to play out of position to cover them.

The Warriors said Saturday that Looney will be evaluated by a team of specialists because of an “on-going presence of a neuropathic condition in his body, which has a direct correlation to his recent injury.” An update on his status will be provided by the team once tests are complete and the Golden State medical staff has a chance to collaborate with the specialists.

Looney played a bulk of the minutes at center during last postseason, but suffered a first costal cartilage fracture on the right side of his rib cage.