DeMarcus Cousins is closer to returning from injury, with Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr telling reporters the big man is "questionable" for Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors.
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The 28-year-old, who has been sidelined since April 15 after tearing his right quad in their first-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers, practiced with the team today, scrimmaging with the second unit.
Warriors injured center DeMarcus Cousins participating in non-starters scrimmage at practice.- Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) May 27, 2019
Meanwhile, Kevin Durant has been officially ruled out for Game 1 as he continues to recover from a calf strain, with the team reportedly unsure if he will travel to Toronto for Game 1 and 2.
Steve Kerr says Kevin Durant is officially "out" for Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Warriors haven't decided whether he'll even make the trip to Toronto. DeMarcus Cousins' status is "questionable."- Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) May 27, 2019
Durant has been sidelined since Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals, which saw him limp off court in the third quarter against the Houston Rockets.
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Since his injury, the Warriors have gone 5-0 with Stephen Curry averaging 35.8 points per game, closing out the Rockets in six games before sweeping the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference Finals.
Steve Kerr gives an update on Kevin Durant. Durant will miss Game 1 of the NBA Finals. #GameTime pic.twitter.com/JWHUkC9fne- NBA TV (@NBATV) May 27, 2019
In 11 games this postseason, Durant averaged 34.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.9 assists on 51.3% shooting from the field and 41.6% from the 3-point line.