NBCS: Kevin Durant will play Game 5 against Toronto

Monte Poole, journalist of the North American media, affirms that the forward of Golden State Warriors will leave of beginning in the duel of the End.


The options of seeing this early morning (03:00 Spanish time) to Kevin Durant on the field of Scotiabank Arena in Toronto grows with the passing of the hours. If on Sunday the forward of Golden State made his first training after a month out because of the calf injury that occurred against Houston Rockets; On Monday, NBC Sport journalist Monte Poole has launched the bomb: KD will play the fifth match against the Raptors. According to several sources of the NBA consulted by Poole, the star will be even in the quintet titular.

Horas before the exjugador and sports analyst Jay Williams already heated the situation. "I would be surprised that we did not see KD in the basketball court tonight ", he said on ESPN's Get Up program. Williams is one of the people, within the means, closest to the eaves, with whom he dined hours before making this statement. Steve Kerr, meanwhile, told the media that the status of the star is now in doubtful (game time decision in English). "He looks good, we'll see how far we get," he said.

The 180º turn in Durant's situation has come at the speed of light and when the Warriors need him the most: are 3-1 down in the Finals NBA against Toronto Raptors, to a defeat of not being able to revalidate the title of champion of the North American League, its third consecutive championship and the fourth in the last five years.

After the defeat in the fourth, the sensations on its evolution were very negative "Durant, simply, is not ready, his body is not ready, . The coaches do not believe it, he does not believe it ...", said Brian Windhorst (ESPN). "I'm very familiar with the training that KD had yesterday with the team and I will say that it did not work well at any level, it did not work well, I went from thinking that I could return at some point in the series to feeling that I'm not going to play anymore" he said in turn the former player, and now commentator, Jalen Rose.

Durant's numbers with Golden State Warriors

Since Durant arrived in the Bay in 2016, the Warriors have conquered the two championships they have played with the forward as MVP of both Endings Its incidence in the playoffs is colossal: 28.5 points of average in 2017; 29.0 in 2018; and 34.2 in the eleven games he had played in these final rounds . These latest figures are his usual maxim both in the regular season and in the postseason. Lots of gunpowder in the stands.



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