Warriors extend series with improbable win over Raptors

Jun 12, 2019, 00:34
Warriors extend series with improbable win over Raptors

The relief was tempered, however, by the loss of Durant, who had just returned to the court from a calf problem after missing nine play-off games, and suffered a right Achilles tendon injury that left him unable to continue. He is set to receive an MRI on June 11 for an official diagnosis, but the Warriors' president of basketball operations, Bob Myers, confirmed after the game that it was definitely an achilles injury. I don't know that we can all understand how much it means to him.

"The people that questioned whether he wanted to get back to this team were wrong", Myers said.

Myers also provided a passionate defense of Durant, describing him as "one of the most misunderstood people". He's a good teammate, good person.

"I just really follow them a lot", said Junior Wilmot, sporting a black jacket with an National Basketball Association logo on the sleeve.

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Golden State won 106-105, cutting Toronto's lead in the NBA Finals to 3-2. We really guarded in the second half; we held them to 22 each quarter, and I felt good at that point.

Many others just sent best wishes, including Miami's Kelly Olynyk, Cleveland's Kevin Love and Atlanta's Trae Young. "He went through full shootaround and went back to get treatment", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.

Durant came out firing in his first appearance since Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets.

Already with 11 points including three 3-pointers when he crumpled to the court, Durant was well on course to be the difference-maker the Warriors needed to turn the series. The team suspects Durant tore his Achilles, ESPN reported.

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Nichols said she was walking out of the arena with Kerr.

The Warriors hung onto their lead for most of the game, but the Raptors refused to go without a fight, going up 103-97 with just under four minutes left in the game.

"Very confused around that reaction", Curry said.

The Toronto fans, hungry for the first championship in their 24-year history, immediately started to cheer, sensing that an injured Durant could ease their path to victory.

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Alex Brown who told Global News he has been a big Raptors fan since 1998 arrived at the front of the Jurassic Park lineup at around noon Tuesday, roughly 57 hours until the next playoff game. "Nobody should have to go through something like that".

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