NBA: Durant doubtful for Game 1

Field Level Media/Reuters

Posted at May 25 2019 10:54 AM

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant is unlikely to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday against either the Toronto Raptors or Milwaukee Bucks.

Durant has missed the past five games with a right calf injury and he told reporters on Friday that he was initially worried that he had torn his Achilles tendon.

"I've seen the clip on the screen and it's like 'That's the Achilles, that's the Achilles,' " Durant told reporters. "Obviously, everybody is going to be a little nervous until someone reassured me that it's not."

The news was better for Warriors swingman Andre Iguodala (left calf) and big man DeMarcus Cousins (quadriceps). Coach Steve Kerr said Iguodala will be available for Game 1. Cousins scrimmaged on Friday and also has a chance at being ready for the opener.

--Field Level Media

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