Of course, if the return of injured superstar Kevin Durant gives the Golden State Warriors the boost they so desperately need to avoid elimination in Toronto, tickets won't be much cheaper for Game 6 in Oakland. Durant returned to practice on Sunday, and looked good in a more "strenuous" session on Monday according to Poole. "He went through full shootaround and went back to get treatment", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. What he's going to do today he hasn't done (before).
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While there are usually about 1,200 tickets available on the secondary market for a Finals game, Ticket IQ put that number at closer to 900 for Game 5. "I think it's pretty easy to realize we obviously miss him out there". Unsurprisingly, the Raptors seem to be most popular in Ontario, where 53 per cent of respondents in the province said they've watched a Raptors playoff game. Even if he isn't 100%, Durant's mere presence should make the Warriors more potent on the offensive end.
Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) swipes the ball from Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) during the second quarter of game four of the 2019 NBA Finals at Oracle Arena.
Golden State themselves have seen both sides of the equation after going down 3-1 in the 2016 Western Conference Finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder, before roaring home to win in seven games, a feat Draymond Green says the team can draw on ahead o Game 5. Of course, it was the Warriors who sacrificed that 3-1 lead three years ago. "I know what type of competitor he is".