Tearful Warriors President Offers To Take Blame For Durant Achilles Injury

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The series shifts back to Oracle Arena on Thursday for Game 6.

The relief was tempered, however, by the loss of Durant, who had just returned to the court from a calf problem after missing nine play-off games, and suffered a right Achilles tendon injury that left him unable to continue.

The two-time defending champion Warriors showed true grit, writes CBS Sports' Jack Maloney.

With the Warriors trailing 3-1 in the NBA Finals, Durant fought to come back from the calf injury and received medical clearance just hours before tipoff.

The Golden State Warriors aren't letting go of the National Basketball Association title just yet.

Durant got hurt on a dribble on the right wing, coming up lame on a crossover move and falling to the floor. "A team would still likely sign him to a max contract as he is just that good".

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From there, a truly unusual scene. He was then helped back to the locker room by teammates Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala.

Kevin Durant's NBA Finals comeback was cruelly cut short just over a quarter into today's crucial Game 5 matchup between Golden State and Toronto after going down with what's feared to be a much more serious leg injury than the one that had previously kept him off the court since May.

In a flash, the series had turned again.

The Toronto Raptors lost Game 5 last night of the NBA Finals, but that didn't stop the crowd from showing their Canadian pride before the game.

Myers also defended Durant from critics who may have suggested that Durant didn't want to play in the series. But with everything lining up for a Finals-winning finishing push, the Raptors could not take advantage of their good fortune.

The incident drew criticism from some Golden State players and observers, including many on social media. "It's not my experience with the people of this city", said Curry, who lived in Toronto when his father played for the Raptors from 1999 to 2002.

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Myers also provided a passionate defense of Durant, describing him as "one of the most misunderstood people". Fans camped out about three days before Game 5.

Steph Curry led all scorers with 31 points while Thompson added 26. This is what the Warriors do.

"I was very confused around that reaction", he said in his postgame press conference. I understand this world, if you have to, you can blame me.

But, Kyle Lowrey's three-point attempt from the left corner as time was expiring hit the edge of the backboard, giving the Warriors a 106-105 victory.

Asked how the Raptors would approach a game where the pressue wasn't squarely on them, the coach said they would treat it as though it was the kind of game they had to have.

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