UPDATE (10:39 p.m. ET): Kevin Durant will not return to Game 5.
ORIGINAL STORY: The Warriors received a major boost for Game 5 of the NBA Finals with the return of forward Kevin Durant, but Golden State quickly ran into the injury bug once again.
Durant exited Monday’s Game 5 in the opening minutes of the second quarter after he appeared to re-injure his right leg.
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Durant looked sharp in the first quarter, scoring 11 points, nine of which came off 3-pointers. The All-Star forward had not played in over a month since straining his calf.
This Warriors club has been through countless injuries recently, but this one is particularly heartbreaking as Durant worked hard to get back on the floor for the Finals.
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