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

Klay Thompson expects to play Game 3 of Finals on Wednesday

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) loos on during the third quarter of Game 2 of their NBA second round playoff The Warriors still expect Durant to return at some point in the NBA Finals . But players have increasingly admitted they are preparing as if he

Warriors ' Kevin Durant expected to practice with goal of returning in Game 5 of NBA Finals . Durant ’s availability for the Finals against Toronto has been a predominant story line with the Warriors simultaneously bracing for the idea he won’t play and thinking he can get back on the court before the

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.

Warriors hope Kevin Durant will be able to play in Game 5 or 6

Warriors hope Kevin Durant will be able to play in Game 5 or 6 Kevin Durant is not playing for the first four games of the NBA Finals, but the Golden State Warriors are hoping he’ll be able to play in Game 5 or 6. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told the media before Game 4 on Friday that Kevon Looney would be able to play but Durant would be out. He said they’re hoping the two-time Finals MVP will be able to play later in the series. Steve Kerr on Kevin Durant: "We're hoping he can play Game 5 or 6." Won't give any other updated details. — Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) June 7, 2019 Game 5 of the series is scheduled for Monday and Game 6 will be on Thursday.

Golden State Warriors ' Kevin Durant (35) limps as teammate Andre Iguodala (9) loos on during the third quarter of Game 2 of their NBA second round playoff series at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Durant left the game and didn't come back. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News

Kevin Durant ’s return to the Warriors in the NBA Finals now is a real possibility. "He was valuable off the bench as a rookie when Golden State upset Denver in the opening round and capably started four games in place of Andrew Bogut in the team's 2014 first-round loss to the LA Clippers."

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

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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