Kevin Durant forced to leave Game 5 of NBA Finals with injury

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Updated: June 10, 2019
June 10, 2019 10:04 pm Updated: June 10, 2019 11:06 pm Kevin Durant forced to leave Game 5 of NBA Finals with injury By Jessica Patton Web Coordinator Global News Kevin Durant leaves after appearing to re-aggravate calf injury in NBA Finals game 5 A A + Golden State Warriors All-Star Kevin Durant had to be helped off the court by a trainer in the second quarter of Game 5 of the NBA Finals Monday night In the third quarter, team announced he would not return The two-time MVP left with 9:46 to go in the quarter He opened the game hitting his first three-pointers and had 11 points in 12 minutes

Story continues below Durant, who had been out since May 8 with a calf strain, returned to the starting lineup with his team down 3-1 in the series against the Toronto Raptors.

He was dribbling on the right wing and came up lame, falling to the floor and needing help to get back to the Warriors’ bench area.

He appeared to be favouring the same right calf Fans at Scotiabank Arena were quieted by Raptors players after they began to cheer when Durant hit the ground By the time he was walked off into the tunnel, a “K-D” supportive chant was in full force Durant was injured in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets The Warriors were 6-3 with Durant out of the lineup He will undergo an MRI Tuesday to determine the severity of the injury — With files from The Canadian Press Durant leaves with 11 points including three 3-pointers #Raptors #WeTheNorth #NBAFinals — Rob Leth (@RobLeth) June 11, 2019 Get daily local headlines and alerts © 2019 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc

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