The Warriors' Game 2 win buys Kevin Durant more time to return - Stephen A.
As much as Durant's comment may hurt, the fact that the Blazers had a 17-point lead and lost Game 2 is more likely to hold them at night.
After two games north of the border, the 2019 NBA Finals are tied. The Warriors won a 109-104 victory in Game 2 over the Raptors on Sunday night at the Scotiabank Arena.
Even with the momentum of the reigning champions as the series moves to Oracle Arena, Jalen Rose of ESPN still does not believe in Golden State for one simple reason: the health of Kevin Durant.
"I still feel that as long as I do not see Kevin Durant healthy on the court ... Raptors in seven," Rose said Monday morning on ESPN's First Take.
Durant, in rehabilitating a right calf suffered in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals, has not yet been in full contact. However, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said it is "feasible" for Durant to play in the Finals after just one practice.
The warriors practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays of this week. Game 3 will be played on Wednesday, while game 4 is Friday.