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The team maintained its composure despite seeing the return of Kevin Durant cut short by a devastating injury to his Achilles tendon that forced him to undergo surgery Wednesday.
Yet today, an injury like a ruptured achilles could cost him a full year of his career, and if DeMarcus Cousins' season is at all representative of how hard it is for a player with this injury to return, possibly even longer. In his post, Durant, called the surgery successful and "easy money".
Durant's announcement came minutes after Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr told reporters that no update on Durant's condition was available. Listed as -550 favourites on those futures going into Game 5, the Raptors have taken a step back but still hold a clear edge as a short -260 bet on the National Basketball Association championship odds.
"I completely understand the world we live in", he said. "I just hope that ugliness doesn't show itself again as we go forward in this series". "Damn right", Kerr said. Only Kevin Durant knows why he chose to play. "So the Achilles' came as a complete shock".
"Go out there in the next game and just play with each other, have one focus and one goal and try to win it, " said Leonard, who committed five turnovers in Game 5.
The Warriors move on without Kevin Durant, who returned from a calf injury to score 11 points in 12 minutes in Game 5, only to sustain a ruptured Achilles in the same leg. He strained his right calf in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals back in early May and had been out ever since.More news: How William and Kate kept marriage together after cheating claims
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Moreover, Nurse should be accused of not having the Raptors refocused after Kevin Durant's catastrophic injury. Toronto has enjoyed steady success at Oracle Arena this season, recording SU wins in all three regular-season and playoff matchups, and snapping a 13-game SU road losing streak against the Warriors that dated back to 2004.
He said the blame should be placed on him.
"I mean, if he popped it, then that's six to nine months of rehabbing". A pending free agent, it's unclear what might be next for Durant now that he is set for a long rehab and recovery.
There's no denying it: The Golden State Warriors three-peat chances are in grave danger.
After failing to sew up the NBA Finals and hoist the trophy before their home crowd in Toronto, the Raptors must play Game 6 on Thursday inside the emotional twister that will be Oracle Arena on its farewell night.
"Me and Steph, we get as many jump shots as we want", Thompson said. "I run our basketball operations department", Myers said. And that's really genuine and authentic. "So when they step on the floor first quarter, second quarter, third quarter, fourth quarter, you got to be aware of them at all times". They will mourn Durant's injury after the championship. They're a part of our game, and they're going to continue to be a part of our game. We still have to analyse that and see if they made the right decision.