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According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Durant is traveling to NY to meet with doctors regarding his injured right Achilles injury, suffered in Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals.

Durant will undergo an MRI on Tuesday and the team believes it will confirm a torn right Achilles tendon for the star forward, according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. I don't know that we can all understand how much it means to him.

"Kevin takes a lot of hits sometimes, but he just wants to play basketball and right now he can't", Myers said.

"He's one of the most misunderstood people", Meyers said of Durant. "I'm lucky to know him".

Toronto won three convincing victories in the first four games of the series, only losing Game 2 when the Warriors went on one of their patented runs in the second half and sent the series back to Oakland tied 1-1. "They felt responsible for this situation".

During the playoffs, the Warriors have been 9.7 points per 100 possessions better with Kevin Durant on the court (9.0 net rating in 430 minutes) than when he's off the court (-0.7 net rating in 540 minutes). Um, let me tell you something about Kevin Durant. He looked to be in good shape in the first quarter, combining with Stephen Curry for 25 of the Warriors 34 points.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr made the announcement Monday at the team's shootaround practice.

Durant left the game on Monday night with 11 points and two rebounds in just 12 minutes.

But following a bright start, in which he scored 11 points, Durant crumpled to the floor clutching his right ankle before being lifted by teammates and limping off the court - prompting Raptors super-fan Drake to reach out to console the stricken forward, recognizing the seriousness of the injury.

Steph Curry, who lived in Toronto when his dad played a couple of seasons for the Raptors, had a more diplomatic yet disappointed tone.

"It's a freaky feeling that we all have right now", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. He grabbed the back of his leg, appeared to grab below the calf and more toward the Achilles area, and needed help to limp to the bench area and more help to get back to the Warriors' locker room.

Kerr was asked if he had any reservations about Durant's ability if he is ultimately cleared to play.

"I was very confused around that reaction", he said in his postgame press conference.