Bob Myers couldn’t hold back tears in his press conference

Bob Myers couldn’t hold back tears in his press conference

The Golden State Warriors were able to build on Kevin Durant in Game 5 of the finals – at least for a few minutes. KD was in the starting five, but he was injured at the beginning of the second quarter – the Warriors expect the worst.

We’re all worried and thinking of Kevin,” Head Coach Steve Kerr was quoted after the half-time break by ESPN reporter Doris Burke. More details about the injury of Durant, which he had incurred at the beginning of the second quarter, the 53-year-old, however, could not yet share. That’s what General Manager Bob Myers did after the game.

Previously, the 30-year-old had a strong comeback in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. KD missed the finals so far; the superstar was out for more than a month with a calf injury.

In the first minutes of the game, however, he played impressively. His first three attempts from Downtown all ended up in the basket; Durant led the Warriors to an early lead. But after a few minutes in the second quarter, KD was injured. In a move to the basket only two minutes into the quarter, the two-time NBA Finals MVP pulled up, clutching his injured right calf. Together with Andre Iguodala, Stephen Curry and Myers, Durant was taken to the locker room. The Warriors expect a rupture of the Achilles tendon.

Myers took the blame, but this was a KD decision in the end. What were the internal conversations only the Warriors know, but everybody knew he was far from 100% and the baffling thing is saying he will be playing without any minutes restriction and being out there for the first 12 out of 14 minutes – has to be connected. 

All we can do now is with KD a speedy recovery.