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Kevin Durant leaves Game 5 with another injury

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Durant's mother, Wanda, was on Good Morning America on Thursday and shared her thoughts on her son's injury. Perhaps those coverages are less effective if he gets cooking to start. His status for the game was upgraded to questionable Sunday evening. I run our basketball operations department. It's not a bad thing.

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Warriors' Kevin Durant leaves Game 5 vs. Rockets with right calf strain

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And to think, it appeared Durant was back to his former self after finishing with 11 points on 3-of-5 shooting and two rebounds in 12 minutes. In Game 4, none of these things happened. For now, we do know he will be traveling with the team up north which is about as promising of news as we could hope for: Kevin Durant has been working with Dr. Yes, he scored only 14 points, but bending the rim on a dunk was more than enough to steal the show. I know what type of competitor he is, and we obviously miss him dearly.

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Kerr hopes Durant returns for Game 5 or 6

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Kerr said Durant participated in the full morning shootaround at Scotiabank Arena and then left for more treatment on his calf, which he strained in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against Houston. To play Game 5, Durant would have to fly to Toronto with the team Saturday and scrimmage enough by Monday evening to get cleared. And he was playing well, too. The Warriors trail the Toronto Raptors 3-1 in the series, and need three straight wins to capture a third straight championship. The 23-year-old flashed his offensive versatility Friday night, getting buckets in traffic and from beyond the 3-point line. The Raptors had been listed as high as 3.

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Warriors' Kevin Durant cleared for Game 5 of NBA Finals

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Warriors forward Andre Iguodala was on Durant's left side as they made the long walk back to the room, with Myers and Stephen Curry in the group immediately behind them. Durant took part in morning shootaround and then went to receive treatment for the injured calf that has kept him out since May 8. The line was down to as low as Toronto -1. Get Curry loose like this with both those guys back, and that's a version of this team team that can get back in this series, if not win it. He'll race up the floor and pull up from across half-court, like a couple of their other guys do.

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Kevin Durant will return from injury, play in Game 5 of NBA Finals

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Either way, it can't happen again. It's been a while, we don't know how it's going to go, how it's going to look, but just his mere presence makes a huge difference for us. This is absurd 🤯 — Josh J. The Warriors are 6-3 in the nine games Durant has missed. Curry is the only player that can get the offense going at that rate. They're putting on so he can switch onto Curry on ball screens.

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Kerr hopes Durant returns for Game 5 or 6

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Embiid will have none of that. A number of on Twitter quickly — both to the injury, and to the sound of some Toronto fans cheering when Durant got hurt. Curry put 47 on Toronto in that game and it was all about his mindset. Physically, of course, you all saw he went down. One possession at a time. That said, it's a mistake to think that Durant -- who will almost certainly be less than 100 percent and likely rusty, out of rhythm and in poor conditioning from so much time off -- can just plop back into the lineup and magically turn Golden State back into a super-team. He practiced Sunday with his teammates for the first time since getting hurt.

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Kevin Durant Game By Game Stats and Performance

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Here are four of the Warriors' first five Game 3 possessions: That is Stephen Curry at his best. This also could've been Curry being overly generous. The night unsurprisingly belonged to New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson. Kevin Durant isn't coming to the rescue with Golden State now trailing Toronto 3-1 in. Again, this is the first possession of the game, coming off a 47-point effort, and Curry doesn't even touch the ball. So that's a lot of stuff. The Raptors have completely controlled this series and now have a 91-percent chance of winning the title, but nobody's counting the Warriors out, especially not with this news.

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