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SportsRaptors' Nurse not sweating over Kawhi's health: 'I think he's fine'

12:20  22 may  2019
12:20  22 may  2019 Source:   thescore.com

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Raptors' Nurse: Lowry playing through 'a lot of pain' in hand Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse revealed Wednesday that the thumb sprain Kyle Lowry suffered in the second round of the playoffs against the Philadelphia 76ers is still hampering the point guard against the Milwaukee Bucks. "Kyle's hand is not great," Nurse said, according to ESPN's Tim Bontemps. "You know, he's - it's hurt and it's sore and it causes him a lot of pain. But he seems to be able to manage it through the game and do what he can do. "He's obviously scoring and playing great on top of the other things he always does, and we're really (seeing) a heck of a lot of toughness and again, the spirit that he just wants to be out there and help his team any way he can.

If Kawhi Leonard is ailing then the Toronto Raptors might be the world' s best poker players. Leonard gutted out the Raptors ' blowout win over the Milwaukee Bucks to. This came just two days after he landed awkwardly on his leg early in Game 3 and looked uncomfortable throughout the contest.

If Kawhi Leonard is ailing then the Toronto Raptors might be the world' s best poker players. Leonard gutted out the Raptors ' blowout win over the Milwaukee Bucks to even the Eastern Conference final at two "We were concerned. (But) I think he ' s fine ," Nurse told reporters, per Yahoo Sports Canada.

Raptors' Nurse not sweating over Kawhi's health: 'I think he's fine'© Gregory Shamus / Getty Images Sport / Getty

If Kawhi Leonard is ailing then the Toronto Raptors might be the world's best poker players.

Leonard gutted out the Raptors' blowout win over the Milwaukee Bucks to even the Eastern Conference final at two games apiece and at times appeared both hobbled and tired. With his supporting cast picking up the slack, the superstar scored 19 points on 6-of-13 shooting in only 34 minutes of action. This came just two days after he landed awkwardly on his leg early in Game 3 and looked uncomfortable throughout the contest.

But Raptors head coach Nick Nurse was quick to calm any fears that Leonard is dealing with a serious injury.

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(But) I think he ' s fine ," Nurse told reporters, per Yahoo Sports Canada. Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) drives to the net around Milwaukee Bucks guard Asked about the health of Leonard, who scored 36 points despite noticeably limping all night, Raptors coach Nick Nurse , still

If Kawhi Leonard is ailing then the Toronto Raptors might be the world' s best poker players. Leonard gutted out the Raptors ' blowout win over the Milwaukee Bucks to even the Eastern Conference " I think your question here is this: 'Are you gonna dance with the one you brung to the ball?'" Nurse said.

"We were concerned. (But) I think he's fine," Nurse told reporters, per Yahoo Sports Canada. "He logged a lot of minutes, he's certainly tired, like a lot of guys in this series are. ... He looks OK to me.

"I think there's a number of guys out there that aren't 100 percent, on both sides of the ball. But again, he's got tremendous will, he's got tremendous desire ... there was one time I was trying to give him an extended rest there and he didn't really want it, so he must be OK."

Leonard also did his best to dispel any unrest in the North before the series shifts back to Milwaukee.

"I feel good," he said, according to TSN's Josh Lewenberg. "I'll keep going and keep fighting. We have a chance to make history."

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