Kevin Durant Officially Out For Game 2 Of NBA Finals

Friday, May 31, 2019 6:35 PM UTC

Friday, May. 31, 2019 6:35 PM UTC

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr just confirmed that Kevin Durant will miss Game 2 of the NBA Finals.

<div><p>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.</p><div>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Steve Kerr says that Kevin Durant will not play in Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday. &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/vhvVWLWxM5\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/vhvVWLWxM5&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/1134515690281545728?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;May 31, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</div><div> </div><p>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.</p><p><em>"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."</em></p><p>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.</p><p>The <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/best-sportsbooks/" target="_blank">sportsbooks </a>monitored by <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nba-basketball/" target="_blank">SBR Odds</a> favor the Raptors by two points for <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nba-basketball/golden-state-warriors-vs-toronto-raptors-3806670/odds/" target="_blank">Game 2</a> of the <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/forum/nba-basketball-betting/" target="_blank">NBA Finals</a> and the total has been set at 215.</p><p><strong><u>Series Price for the NBA Finals<br />(Courtesy of <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4423&amp;book=BetOnline" target="_blank">BetOnline</a>)</u></strong></p><p>Warriors -140</p><p>Raptors +120</p><p><strong><u>Series Price Before Game 1</u></strong></p><p>Warriors -290</p><p>Raptors +245</p><p><strong><u>2019 NBA Finals Schedule<br />(Courtesy of Sports Media Watch)</u></strong></p><p>Game 1: Raptors won 118-109</p><p>Game 2: Golden State Warriors at Toronto Raptors, Sunday, June 2 at 8:00 PM ET</p><p>Game 3: Toronto Raptors at Golden State Warriors, Wednesday, June 5 at 9:00 PM ET</p><p>Game 4: Toronto Raptors at Golden State Warriors, Friday, June 7 at 9:00 PM ET</p><p>Game 5: Golden State Warriors at Toronto Raptors, Monday, June 10 at 9:00 PM ET (If necessary)</p><p>Game 6: Toronto Raptors at Golden State Warriors, Thursday, June 13 at 9:00 PM ET (If necessary)</p><p>Game 7: Golden State Warriors at Toronto Raptors, Sunday, June 16 at 8:00 PM ET (If necessary)</p></div>
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