June 12, 2019 - 1:07 pm
The Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors head back to California for Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday, but much of the focus is surrounding the health of Kevin Durant. In the most recent episode of RADIO.COM’s “Big Time Basketball” podcast, co-hosts Brian Scalabrine and Matt Steinmetz...
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June 11, 2019 - 11:48 am
With 3:05 left in Game 5, Raptors head coach Nick Nurse called a timeout with Toronto possessing a six-point cushion. The Warriors live moneyline was +890 (betting $100 to win a $990 net profit) at the time, and keep in mind, they opened the seriesat -330 to win the NBA title.
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Kevin Durant injures his Achilles in Game 5 of the NBA Finals
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June 11, 2019 - 8:10 am
Following the Warriors' 106-105 win in Game 5 on Monday night, Bob Myers, the club's GM/president of basketball ops, went to the podium to announce that Kevin Durant sustained an Achillies injury. The full extent of the injury won't be known until Durant undergoes an MRI on Tuesday. Myers, fighting...
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June 11, 2019 - 8:04 am
WFAN's Gregg Giannotti was "utterly sick" Tuesday morning over the Achilles injury Kevin Durant suffered Monday night, not because he cares about what it means for the Golden State Warriors' title hopes but because he envisioned Durant wearing blue and orange next season. Durant left Game 5 of the...
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Stephen Curry celebrates as the Warriors win Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
June 11, 2019 - 7:37 am
Don't count the back-to-back champs out just yet. The Warriors found a way to hang on and force a Game 6. Final: 106-105 The Splash Brothers stepped up big time after Kevin Durant went down with a right lower leg injury. The Warriors reportedly believe KD has ruptured his Achilles tendon, an injury...
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June 10, 2019 - 3:57 pm
Kevin Durant is a game-time decision for Game 5, head coach Steve Kerr said after shootaround on Monday morning. But the superstar is very much expected to take part in the must-win tilt, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and NBC Sports Bay Area's Monte Poole. Poole reports Durant will be "full go"...
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Kawhi Leonard, pictured center
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June 10, 2019 - 1:17 pm
By Eli Hershkovich The Game 5 spread shifted from Golden State -4.5 to -5 on Friday, thanks to the Warriors declaring center Kevon Looney (chest) active two hours before tipoff, but the Raptors’ elite defense wasn’t affected. They held Steve Kerr’s unit to its lowest offensive rating (96.8 points...
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June 07, 2019 - 8:00 am
Stephen Curry scored a playoff career-high 47 points in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night, but it still was not enough to defeat the Toronto Raptors, who held off Curry's one-man show for a 123-109 victory over the Golden State Warriors. The Raptors' win at Oracle Arena gave them a 2-1...
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June 06, 2019 - 10:01 pm
Golden State Warriors wing Klay Thompson (hamstring) was ruled out just over two hours before Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night, and the line movement reflected heavy interest on the Raptors as a result. The Warriors were seen as high as a six-point favorite on Monday, but the spread...
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Rebekah Sager
June 06, 2019 - 2:36 pm
The NBA has banned Golden State Warriors minority owner Mark Stevens from games and team activities for one year after Stevens pushed Toronto Raptors star Kyle Lowry during Game 3 of the Finals. The league also fined Stevens $500,000 for "pushing and directing obscene language" toward Lowry. The...
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