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Warriors’ Kevin Durant wears sweatshirt with message to NBA Finals Game 1 vs. Raptors

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Kevin Durant will not play in Game 1 of the 2019 NBA Finals, but the Golden State Warriors superstar has a message before the start of the season finale.

According to Ann Killion of the San Francisco Chronicle, Durant walked into the Scotiabank Arena to support the Warriors. The two-time NBA Finals Most Valuable Player was wearing a sweatshirt with a message.

Durant was ruled out of Game 1 of their 2019 NBA Finals showdown with the Toronto Raptors, which is set to start Friday night. The former MVP is still recovering from the calf injury he sustained during their second-round showdown with Western Conference rivals Golden State Warriors.

According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, Durant is also doubtful for Game 2. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said that being cleared to practice before Game 2 is even a longshot for the high-scoring forward, who averaged 34.2 points per game in the playoffs before he went down with a strained calf.

Good thing for the Warriors, star center DeMarcus Cousins was cleared to play in Game 1. Cousins has not played since sustaining a strained quad in Game 2 of their first-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers. The 28-year-old center averaged 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds during the regular season.