Kevin Durant's return now is a real possibility.
The Golden State Warriors' star forward has been listed as questionable for Monday night's Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors.
Warriors F Kevin Durant is listed as questionable for Game 5, per the NBA's latest injury report.— Logan Murdock (@loganmmurdock) June 9, 2019
Warriors coach Steve Kerr told reporters Monday morning that Durant will be a game-time decision for Game 5 after participating in shootaround.
"He looked good, and we'll see where it goes," Kerr said.
Durant practiced with the Warriors on Sunday for the first time since straining his right calf against the Rockets on May 8 in the Western Conference second-round playoff series. The Warriors have gone 6-3 in Durant's absence but find themselves in a three-games-to-one hole to Toronto in the Finals.
Prior to his injury, Durant was averaging 34.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.9 assists in the playoffs this year. The two-time NBA Finals MVP was shooting 51.3 percent from the field and 41.6 percent from 3-point range.
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"He will be very welcomed," Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson said Sunday to reporters. "He's propelled us to two championships. It would be pretty storybook if he could do the same."
Indeed he will, and possibly just one day away.