Durant won’t play in Game 1, Cousins questionable

Agence France-Presse
Durant won’t play in Game 1, Cousins questionable


According to Steve Kerr, Durant is not doing full practices yet due to his injury

LOS ANGELES, USA – Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant will not play in the opening game of the NBA finals against the Toronto Raptors on Thursday, May 30, because of a calf injury, coach Steve Kerr reiterated on Monday, May 27. 

Durant injured his right calf on May 8 in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets. 

“KD’s not playing Game 1,” Kerr said after Monday’s practice. “I think we already announced that, and we’ll see where it goes from here. This is where the fact that there’s a lot of days in between games during the finals helps us, so we’ll see.” (READ: Durant likely to miss start of NBA Finals)

Kerr said it has yet to be determined whether Durant would travel with the Warriors to Toronto when the team charter leaves Tuesday, May 28. 

He said that Durant has been working out on his own but is not doing a full practice.

“He’s been out kinda shooting some shots, but I haven’t talked to (trainer) Rick (Celebrini) today, so I’m not exactly sure what he’s done today.”

Kerr also said that injured centre DeMarcus Cousins (quadriceps) is listed as “questionable.” 

Cousins tore the quad muscle in his left leg in Game 2 of the first round of the playoffs against the Los Angeles Clippers on April 15. The injury did not require surgery. – Rappler.com

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