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NBA Finals 2019: Steve Kerr says 'it's feasible' Kevin Durant returns after one practice

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Kevin Durant still hasn't been cleared for a full practice, but Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told the media on the morning of Game 2 that "it's feasible" he plays with only one practice under his belt.

"It's really a day-to-day thing," Kerr said on Sunday. "If we had a crystal ball, we would have known a long time ago what we were dealing with. But it's just an injury (where) there's been a lot of gray area.

"So, literally, it's just day-to-day and how the progress is coming. And at this point he's still not ready."

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Golden State's next practice will be on Tuesday, meaning there's a possibility - although no guarantee - Durant will play in Game 3 on Wednesday. If he's unable to go for Game 3, he'll have an opportunity to practice on Thursday ahead of Game 4 on Friday.

Durant hasn't played since Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Houston Rockets due to a strained right calf. The Warriors are 5-1 since his injury, their only loss being to the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of the Finals. They beat the Rockets in Game 6 to advance to the Western Conference Finals, where they swept the Portland Trail Blazers.

Durant was averaging 34.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.2 steals per game prior to his injury. Stephen Curry has stepped in his absence, posting 35.5 points, 7.2 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game.

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