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Report: Kevin Durant to play Game 5 of NBA Finals

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Kevin Durant will return for Game 5 after missing over a month with a calf injury, but it may be too late for the Warriors.

The Warriors are calling Kevin Durant a game-time decision for Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

But given all the frustration surrounding his injury, it seemed they’d leave the door open like that only if he’ll play. Sitting him at this stage would be too depressing.

Apparently, Golden State understands that.

Monte Poole of NBC Sports Bay Area:

Down 3-1 to an excellent Raptors team, Golden State is in a deep hole. But Durant has potential to help them climb out.

He brings a sense of excitement and hope to a team that just dropped two games at home. His scoring, defense of Kawhi Leonard and fit in the death lineup could be valuable tonight – and maybe, just maybe, later in the series.