Kevin Durant exits Game 5 of NBA Finals with Achilles injury

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SportsPulse: The Warriors kept their season (and dynasty) alive with a thrilling Game 5 in Toronto. But it all pales in comparison to what happened to Kevin Durant.
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TORONTO — Golden State’s Kevin Durant sustained an Achilles injury at 9:46 of the second quarter of Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday, the extent of which will be determined when Durant undergoes an MRI exam on Tuesday.

Warriors general manager Bob Myers fought back tears and choked up as he spoke about the devastating, spirit-crushing injury following his team’s 106-105 victory over the Toronto Raptors.

“Prior to coming back he went through four weeks with a medical team, and it was thorough and it was experts and multiple MRIs and multiple doctors, and we felt good about the process,” Myers said.

“The initial injury was a calf injury. This is not a calf injury. I’m not a doctor, I don’t know how those are related or not, but it’s a different injury.”

Durant limped off the floor and into the locker room with help from Warriors director of sports medicine Rick Celebrini.

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