They've struggled offensively to crack the code of Toronto's defense, and haven't been able to contain Kawhi Leonard and company on the other end, leading to a 3-1 deficit going back to Toronto.
No Kevin Durant, with that calf strain continuing to keep him out at this time when they need him.
Near the tail-end of the Toronto Raptors' practice Sunday, Fred VanVleet was spotted taking three-pointers that were oddly off the mark. "Obviously they're playing really good basketball right now, but we know this thing's not over yet". Golden State trailed Oklahoma City with Durant in their lineup, 3-1 in the 2016 playoff and rallied to win. Despite the Warriors having a wealth of players who have playoff experience, some of their younger core do not.
But the prospect of getting the two-time NBA Finals MVP back has the potential to change the game entirely.
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"Being able to provide for me and my brother and my family, that's pressure", Lowry said while describing the circumstances his mother and grandmother had to face while raising his family. Without him, I wouldn't bet a penny on the Warriors to win this series. The team will assess how Durant feels afterward and it's unclear if a final determination will be made on his availability for Game 5 before Monday. "It would be pretty storybook if he could come back and help us do the same".
Thompson said he does not think it will be hard to integrate Durant back into the offense, even after he's missed so much time. I know how badly he wants to be out there. "He's one of the best competitors I've ever been around".
Kevin Durant looks to be making a late charge to feature in the NBA Finals.
Thompson, who scored 28 points while playing with an injured hamstring in Game 5, said he was 80 percent in that contest and should be close to 100 percent Monday. The series price was down to Toronto -575 as of Sunday at Caesars Sportsbook.