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Raptors fans in Jurassic Park appear to cheer for Kevin Durant injury

Raptors fans in Jurassic Park appear to cheer for Kevin Durant injury

When Kevin Durant fell to the ground and grabbed the back of his lower right leg during Game 5 of the NBA Finals, a large portion of Raptors fans inside Scotiabank Arena appeared to have the wrong reaction.

Sights of fans cheering and waving goodbye to Durant, who appears to have torn his Achilles tendon, sent shockwaves throughout social media.

It seems the same can be said for groups of Raptors fans outside of the arena as well.

This video appears to show Raptors fans in Jurassic Park cheer when Durant's injury is shown on the outdoor big screen. 

Another video clearly shows certain Raptors fans cheer inside a bar when Durant clearly was hobbled. 

Groups of inappropriate people can't cast a dark shadow over an entire fan base, though. It's extremely irresponsible of fans to ever cheer for an injury, and Raptors players and Toronto-based rapper Drake were quick to let fans know they were wrong for doing so.

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Drake even posted a lengthy message of support for KD after the game, and showed his emotions in the moment. 

Warriors vs. Grizzlies live stream: How to watch NBA game online, on TV

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Warriors vs. Grizzlies live stream: How to watch NBA game online, on TV

The Warriors left the Windy City with a win Friday, and they return home to Chase Center on Monday in search of another. 

Golden State (5-19) hosts Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies (6-16). Morant, the No. 2 pick in June's NBA draft, is expected to play tonight after missing his last four games with back soreness. 

The 20-year-old has impressed in his first NBA season, averaging 18.2 points, 7.2 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game. The Warriors contained the talented rookie in his first game against Golden State, holding him to 20 points on just 7-of-20 shooting from the field in a 114-95 win. 

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Here's how to watch Monday's Warriors-Grizzlies game. 

When: Monday Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. PT -- pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m.
TV Channel: NBC Sports Bay Area
Live Stream: MyTeams App

Draymond Green has an ambitious plan for rookie forward Eric Paschall

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Draymond Green has an ambitious plan for rookie forward Eric Paschall

SAN FRANCISCO – With the top two Rookie of Year candidates on opposite sides Monday night when the Warriors face the Grizzlies, Draymond Green has an idea that would give his teammate an edge.

At 6-foot-6, 250 pounds, Eric Paschall needed only one-quarter of the season to show he can handle the role of being an “undersize” power forward but also be effective as a small forward.

Paschall’s production as a rookie is comparable to that of Memphis’ Ja Morant, a 6-2, 175-pound point guard.

Green believes Paschall’s mentality can go beyond a mere two positions.

“One thing I’ve been trying to get him to do is learn all the positions,” Green said Monday after shootaround. “When you can learn all five positions, it just helps you create more value.”

Learning the roles of all five positions, unlike being able to play them all, provides a deeper glimpse into the team dynamic. As a point guard, it’s Morant’s responsibility.

For a forward, however, a full understanding of every position is what can separate the good from the very good, and the very good from the extraordinary.

“For a player like E, at such an early point in his career, if he can master learning all five positions, with his versatility, that just continues to add to the value that he’s creating for himself,” Green said.

Green’s goal is do his part to tutor Paschall in hopes the rookie ultimately becomes a better version of himself. Paschall has a superior knack for scoring, but he trails Green’s innate ability in such areas as playmaking and rebounding,

Moreover, it is unlikely Paschall will ever play all-around defense at Draymond’s elite level.

Paschall ranks second among rookies in scoring, averaging 17.1 points per game. Morant, at 18.6 per game, leads all rookie scorers. Paschall is shooting 50.7 percent from the field, while Morant is at 45.7. Paschall has the edge in rebounding (5.3 to 3.2), with Morant leading in assists (6.4 to 1.8).

What’s most notable about comparing the two in the ROY race is expectations. Morant was chosen No. 2 overall. Paschall was the 41th player selected.

They are the frontrunners for the award, with Miami’s Kendrick Nunn close behind. Preseason favorite Zion Williamson is rehabbing after knee surgery and has missed the first seven weeks.