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01:10  13 june  2019
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NBA Finals 2019: Warriors stars are only human, says Kawhi Leonard

NBA Finals 2019: Warriors stars are only human, says Kawhi Leonard The two-time defending NBA champions fell 118-109 to the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday.

Kawhi hopes Durant will be okay moving forward. Kawhi hopes Durant will be okay moving forward. The Golden State Warriors were a desperate basketball team last As someone who has had his own injury issues in the past, Leonard seemed to be quite sad for KD and wished him a speedy recovery .

Kawhi Leonard addresses the media following the Raptors Game 5 loss to the Warriors and touches on the final possession and Kevin Durant 's injury. -

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The Warriors rallied and held off being eliminated by the Raptors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, but Kevin Durant's ruptured Achilles has been the big headline around the NBA.

Durant underwent surgery and is out indefnitely, with many players around the league sending their well wishes to him.

Despite being on the opposing Finals team, Raptors star Kawhi Leonard offered Durant some advice on how to come back from such a huge injury.

"We work so hard to get to this point and the game gets taken away from you, especially with leg injuries and things like that," Leonard told reporters during a press conference Wednesday. "You're not really able to run or do anything on the floor. You really have to change your mindset on things and try to attack each day in getting better and just know you're going to play again one day.

Kevin Durant and Drake exchange trash talk after Game 2

Kevin Durant and Drake exchange trash talk after Game 2 The NBA star peeked around a corner as the rapper walked through the tunnel of Scotiabank Arena and yelled some sarcastic words of encouragement at the Toronto native. "Keep your head up young fella," said Durant. "It's alright, it's ok. We've still got more games to play. Pick your head up. It's alright." require(["binding"], function (binding) { binding("wcVideoPlayer", "#video_player_96ef1ead-188c-4ff3-ba76-dcf7ef4802bf").all(); }); "It's one-one," said Drake to Durant. "And you squeezed that by the way.

After San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard was named NBA Finals MVP back in 2014, Kevin Durant went on Twitter to imply that Indiana Pacers wing Paul George was the superior player: Apparently Kevin Durant isn't all that impressed with Kawhi Leonard .

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"You want to come back as the player that you were and make sure you come back when you feel healthy. You feel good enough that you feel confident in yourself to go back out there on the floor and know that that day will come ...

"That's your assignment — to get back to the thing that you love to do."

Leonard knows what it's like to be sidelined — he missed the majority of last season due to a quad injury, which reportedly caused a rift between him and his then-team, the Spurs.

Leonard went on to join the Raptors, where he has made a huge impact in his first season. He's averaging 30.9 points, 9.2 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 39 minutes per game in the postseason.

Durant had been sidelined for a month with a calf strain before returning to the floor Monday. In just 12 minutes of play, Durant stepped in such a way that caused his Achilles to pop.

He was helped off the floor and taken back to the locker room, not returning to the game. After flying to New York for an MRI, the extent of Durant's injury was revealed and he underwent successful surgery.

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