One of the league’s best scoring threats, Durant has been out with a right calf injury since Game 5 of the Western Conference second round and has watched from the sidelines as Golden State has fallen behind the Toronto Raptors 3-1.
Kevin Durant will be cleared to practice today, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 9, 2019
While Golden State coach Steve Kerr did not confirm Durant would play in Game 5 at Toronto, he told reporters he was encouraged by the small forward’s progress and will have a better sense of his status after he works out with some of the team’s younger players on Sunday.
shaun livingston on kevin durant’s potential return:— Yahoo Sports Canada (@YahooCASports) June 9, 2019
“at this point we’re preparing as if he’s not playing. we don’t want to put that pressure on him.”
Durant averaged 26 points, 6.4 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game with the Warriors this season. In two games against Toronto, Durant averaged 40.5 points, nine rebounds and 5.5 blocks including a 51-point outing on the road.
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