Kevin Durant traveled with the team to Toronto for the first two games of the series but he hasn’t practiced yet. He’s been out with a strained calf since Game 5 of the second round series against the Rockets and the Warriors are 6-1 since he went down, with the only loss coming on Thursday’s Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
According to Reid Forgrave of CBS Sports, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr recently said that Durant will have to practice before he can play again.
“Hopefully he can practice… we have to see him in practice before he can play a game, and we haven’t seen him in practice yet.”
With Durant out on Sunday, Stephen Curry has to carry the offense once again. Curry had a game-high 34 points in Game 1, Klay Thompson finished with 21 points but shot just 8-for-17 from the field and Draymond Green added a triple-double of 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists but no one else scored in double figures and the Warriors were just 12-for-31 from 3-point range (38.7 percent) and they had 16 costly turnovers.
Series Price for the NBA Finals
(Courtesy of BetOnline)
Series Price Before Game 1
2019 NBA Finals Schedule
(Courtesy of Sports Media Watch)
Game 1: Raptors won 118-109
Game 2: Golden State Warriors at Toronto Raptors, Sunday, June 2 at 8:00 PM ET
Game 3: Toronto Raptors at Golden State Warriors, Wednesday, June 5 at 9:00 PM ET
Game 4: Toronto Raptors at Golden State Warriors, Friday, June 7 at 9:00 PM ET
Game 5: Golden State Warriors at Toronto Raptors, Monday, June 10 at 9:00 PM ET (If necessary)
Game 6: Toronto Raptors at Golden State Warriors, Thursday, June 13 at 9:00 PM ET (If necessary)
Game 7: Golden State Warriors at Toronto Raptors, Sunday, June 16 at 8:00 PM ET (If necessary)