After sweeping the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference finals, the Warriors have more than a week to rest up and hopefully get healthy for their fifth straight NBA Finals appearance.
The Warriors updated the progress of Kevin Durant (right calf strain) and DeMarcus Cousins (torn left quad) ahead of Thursday's media availability, and it doesn't look like either star will be able to go when the Finals begin May 30.
Durant has not yet resumed basketball activities, but the Warriors are hopeful he can return at some point. Golden State is hopeful that Cousins will be able to return for the Finals.
Kevin Durant & DeMarcus Cousins injury update: pic.twitter.com/nMyQG0yKDl— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) May 23, 2019
Durant initially injured his right calf during the third quarter of Game 5 in the Warriors' second-round NBA playoff series against the Houston Rockets. The two-time NBA Finals MVP had been on a tear leading up to the injury, averaging 34.2 points per game during the postseason, and was unstoppable ever since his "I'm Kevin Durant" moment following the Dubs' Game 2 loss to the LA Clippers in the first round.
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After waiting his entire career to see playoff action, Cousins injured his quadriceps muscle in the opening minutes of Game 2 of the Warriors' series with the Clippers.