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SportNBA Finals: Kevin Durant limps off court in return for Warriors

05:10  11 june  2019
05:10  11 june  2019 Source:   northjersey.com

Kerr: It's 'feasible' that Durant may play after 1 practice

Kerr: It's 'feasible' that Durant may play after 1 practice The waiting game for Warriors star Kevin Durant will continue through at least Tuesday. Warriors coach Steve Kerr says it is "feasible" that the two-time NBA Finals MVP may only need one practice before he can jump into this year's title series against the Toronto Raptors. Golden State has been without Durant since he strained a calf muscle in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against Houston. Game 2 is Sunday night and Game 3 is Wednesday night. Golden State has Monday off.

In his return , Kevin Durant appeared to re-injure himself and had to leave Game 5 of the NBA Finals . © Getty TORONTO, ONTARIO - JUNE 10: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors warms up prior to Game Five of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank

Klay Thompson expects to play Game 3 of Finals on Wednesday. Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson does not expect to miss Game 3 after suffering hamstring tightness. Golden State Warriors ' Kevin Durant (35) limps as teammate Andre Iguodala (9)

NBA Finals: Kevin Durant limps off court in return for Warriors© Getty TORONTO, ONTARIO - JUNE 10: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors warms up prior to Game Five of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on June 10, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) In his return, Kevin Durant appeared to re-injure himself and had to leave Game 5 of the NBA Finals

He had helped Golden State take the lead after the first quarter of Game 5.

Knicks could prefer Kawhi Leonard over Kevin Durant in free agency

Knicks could prefer Kawhi Leonard over Kevin Durant in free agency The Toronto Raptors and forward Kawhi Leonard are two victories away from an NBA championship. Meanwhile, Leonard's star counterpart for Golden State remains sidelined. These are the two biggest stories heading into Game 4 of the NBA Finals Friday night. While Leonard’s team is coming off an impressive Game 3 victory in Oakland, Kevin Durant remains sidelined with a calf injury. Within the next month, both players will become free agents. Linked more to the New York Knicks than any other team, it was previously a near certainty that Durant would be heading to the Big Apple. We’re not sure where that stands at this point.

Golden State Warriors ' Kevin Durant , center, limps off the court during the second half of Game 5 The Golden State Warriors didn’t need Kevin Durant to knock the Portland Trail Blazers out of the Western Golden State could return to a core of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson (also a free agent)

Golden State Warriors ' Kevin Durant (35) gets past Houston Rockets' Clint Capela (15) as he attempts a basket in the second quarter of Game 5 of their NBA second round playoff series at Oracle Arena in Oakland After landing Durant would begin limping from an injury and would not return to the game.

Durant made three 3-pointers and scored 11 points, Stephen Curry led everybody with 14 points and the Warriors lead Toronto 34-28.

The Raptors are trying to close out the series and win their first NBA title.

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Warriors’ Bob Myers, Steve Kerr say keeping Kevin Durant part of game plan.
As if it wasn’t clear enough already, Warriors general manager Bob Myers and head coach Steve Kerr doubled down on their desire to keep forward Kevin Durant on Friday. Durant could leave, bolting for a four-year deal worth about $164 million elsewhere. Or the all-time scoring great could opt into next year’s salary with the Warriors at about $31.5 million while rehabbing the Achilles he ruptured Monday during Game 5 of the NBA Finals or re-up with the team for a five-year maximum contract worth about $221 million. The latter two options seem just fine by the Warriors’ brass.

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