SportsPulse: By choosing to play it safe and rest Klay Thompson, the Warriors took a calculated risk in Game 3. If Thompson and Kevin Durant come back for Game 4, that risk could pay off.
The Golden State Warriors are down 2-1 in the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors, and there’s no better time for Kevin Durant — y’know, one of the greatest scorers in hoops history — to make his long-awaited return.
According to Warriors owner Joe Lacob, that return may be right around the corner.
Asked by ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith before Wednesday night’s Game 3 if he believes Durant will return in this series, Lacob said, “I do.”
“Not tonight, but I do. … I’m serious as a heart attack.”
Durant has been out with a calf strain since…