Kevin Kerry said: "Kevon Looney, who was hurting his chest in Game 5 (while playing through a collarbone injury) would try to play in today's game. Kevin Durant's Achilles is going "are we really sure you want to do that?" Right about now.
Kevin Durant's Achilles injury and the Golden State Warriors medical staff from an insider perspective, Etan Thomas wrote earlier today about why he believes team doctors do not have the best interests at heart.
Somehow, we've reached Game NBA Finals I can remember in a long while. It would like to win the Raptors game in Game 5 when they took a lead in the game's final minutes but the Golden State Warriors were able to finish a comeback and win 106-105 win.
Oracle Arena and the Warriors have a chance to feed the energy of their hometown crowd in Oakland One last time they abandon them for San Francisco. (Hey, the NBA is a cold business for fans sometimes.) It's still an elimination game, mind you, and these Raptors remain a tough opponent. If Draymond Green had not heard of Kyle Lowry's attempted buzzer-beater in Game 5's.
Now they are officially looking for Kevin Durant, whose Achilles injury will be looming over whatever time remains in these finals. There are plenty of questions about whether the warriors are pushing him too hard to return too early. It's also thrown free agency in complete disarray, given how much everything revolves around Durant's decision. While it may be too soon to think about things, the offseason could come to an unofficial beginning in the next few hours.
The Warriors, however, wants to be one of a kind. So, today we'll find out if that's the end of the NBA season or if you're ready to go to the NHL's Stanley Cup playoffs and give it a game 7. Stay tuned contribute with your comments and questions, either by sending them via email (to firstname.lastname@example.org) or Twitter (to @HunterFelt). It's Game 6 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors at Oracle Arena! Opening Tip is scheduled sometime after 9:00 pm EST but we'll be back before then.
Hunter wants to be here shortly, in the meantime here is the latest on Kevin Durant's injury:
Kevin Durant confirmed he was most feared: He underwent surgery for a ruptured right achilles tendon.
Durant posted on social media Wednesday 5 of the NBA finals in Toronto in his return from a strained right calf that sidelined him a month.
The 30-year-old wrote: "I wanted to update you all: I did not rupture my Achilles. Surgery what today and what a success, EASY MONEY. "
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