DeMarcus Cousins questionable, Kevin Durant out for Game 1
NBA.com Global on May 28, 2019 07:11 AM
FILE - WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 24: Kevin Durant #25 and DeMarcus Cousins #0 of the Golden State Warriors look on during the game against the Washington Wizards on January 24, 2019 at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jesse D. GarrabrantNBAE via Getty Images)
NBA.com staff report
Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins is closer to a return to the floor than his teammate Kevin Durant.
Coach Steve Kerr said Cousins is questionable to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday (Friday, PHL time). The 28-year-old center has been sidelined since April 15 with a torn quadriceps muscle. Cousins practiced with the team on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) and scrimmaged with the reserve unit.
Warriors injured center DeMarcus Cousins participating in non-starters scrimmage at practice.— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) May 27, 2019
Durant still has a way to go on his recovery timeline. Coach Kerr said the two-time Finals MVP is officially out for Game 1 and the team has yet to decided if Durant will travel to Toronto for the first two games. According to Kerr, Durant has yet to be cleared for any on-court work.