SportsPulse: Trysta Krick explains why both the Warriors and the Raptors head into Game 5 of the NBA Finals with a ton of pressure on them.
TORONTO — Kevin Durant plans to play in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports.
The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly until the team makes an official announcement.
Earlier in the day on Monday, Warriors coach Steve Kerr called Durant a game-time decision for Game 5 against Toronto, which leads the series 3-1.
Kerr said Durant participated in the full morning shootaround at Scotiabank Arena and then left for more treatment on his calf, which he strained in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against Houston on May 8.
Kerr said it will depend on how Durant and the athletic training staff feel after he warms up later Monday evening right before the game. So, the will-he-or-won’t-he-play saga continues with the growing sign he plays for the first time in the Finals.
“He looked good, and we’ll see where it all goes,” Kerr said. “You worry about the conditioning. The skill obviously is undeniable. But…