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SportDeMarcus Cousins admits his conditioning has been an issue in NBA Finals

00:21  14 june  2019
00:21  14 june  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

NBA Finals: Warriors big man DeMarcus Cousins available for Game 1

NBA Finals: Warriors big man DeMarcus Cousins available for Game 1 NBA Finals: Warriors big man DeMarcus Cousins available for Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Warriors coach Steve Kerr told reporters that Cousins, who suffered a torn quad muscle in the first round of the playoffs, will play Thursday night against the Toronto Raptors. Cousins returned to the practice floor last Thursday in an effort to return the floor. At that time, the team said that Cousins would be available “at some point” during the Finals. Cousins hasn’t played since April 16, when he injured his left quad in Game 2 of the Warriors’ opening round series against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Golden State coach Steve Kerr said DeMarcus Cousins has been practicing, but he isn't sure when - or if - time will be right to use him in NBA Finals . TORONTO — Golden State center DeMarcus Cousins is close to returning from a torn quadriceps. “I feel good. It's healed for the most part.

Latest on Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins including news, stats, videos, highlights and more on ESPN. Spin : Cousins was essentially a liability on both ends of the floor in the loss, leading to him logging a modest amount of playing time despite foul trouble not truly being a factor.

DeMarcus Cousins admits his conditioning has been an issue in NBA Finals© Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

DeMarcus Cousins has had some stretches of play during the NBA Finals where he looks like his old self, but there have been other times when he looks extremely rusty. That was to be expected after he suffered a torn quad muscle less than two months ago, and the All-Star big man admits he is dealing with some conditioning issues.

Cousins said this week that he has been trying to “push through” and simply doesn’t know how his body will react from day to day.

“I’m still at the point where I’m trying to train my legs to be at that level 100 percent of the time. I just haven’t had time to focus on that,” Cousins admitted this week, via Anthony Slater of The Athletic. “It’s hard to condition midseason. It’s hard to get that balance of conditioning, rest, being ready to play. It’s a hard balance. I need the offseason, when that can be the priority.”

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DeMarcus Cousins - Career stats, game logs, biographical info, awards, and achievements for the NBA and NCAA. 6/4 Speaking today to reporters, including Anthony Slater of The Athletic (all Twitter links), Warriors head coach Steve Kerr provided a handful of health updates on his banged-up squad.

DeMarcus Amir Cousins (born August 13, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association ( NBA ).

Cousins had a a strong six-minute stretch during Game 5 that Warriors coach Steve Kerr said was the difference between a win and a loss. With Kevin Durant now officially out for Game 6 and Game 7 (if it’s needed) and Kevin Looney listed as questionable for Thursday night, Golden State needs Cousins now more than ever.

After scoring 14 points in just 20 minutes in Game 5, Cousins should have plenty of confidence. The question is whether or not his body will feel good enough to be at his best. If it does, the Warriors will have that much better of a chance at forcing a Game 7.

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