Report: Warriors’ Durant to miss Game 1 of NBA Finals vs. Raptors


Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant, left, walks away from referee Ken Mauer during the first half of Game 5 of the team's second-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (Ben Margot / AP)

Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant will miss Game 1 of the NBA Finals, according to The Athletic‘s Anthony Slater.

Slater tweeted that the two-time reigning Finals MVP will be sidelined for the opener of the series against the Toronto Raptors on Thursday. Durant is dealing with a strained right calf.

The Athletic‘s Blake Murphy added the 30-year-old may not even travel to Toronto for Games 1 and 2, with Game 3 likely being the earliest he could return.

Slater also said that DeMarcus Cousins is questionable for the first contest of the seven-game series.

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