Kyle Lowry missed big in the buzzer beating attempt in Game 5 NBA Finals 2019. In what looked like a choke, Draymond Green of the Golden State Wariors block Kyle clean and preserving their 106-105 margin and winning Game 5 of the Finals.
Great Job Draymond Green, we get to do this again in two days.
It was too fast to see, thought Lowry choked, but Green Defense did it! https://t.co/FhQE24TwLM
— Sporati (@SPORATIcom) June 11, 2019
Kevin Durant started hot with 11 points in the first quarter of play and when everything seems to be going right for him, he started to hobble and came down with 9:46 on the clock.
People believed Durant has aggravated his calf-injury suffered around four weeks back. To see a player comeback and bring life to a team struggling to remain in the NBA Finals 2019 and then come going down with another injury is painful to watch. Please get well Kevin Durant, this time fully recovered before stepping on the floor again.,
Kevin Durant is playing in Game 5 of the NBA Finals 2019 without any restriction in minutes. This means the doctors have cleared him in full swing!
It is now up to Durant if the layoff is going to slow him down but nevertheless it should open new scoring opportunities for the Golden Stae Warriors.
Stephen Curry is keeping it real and he understand people will not feel sorry for them. 28 of the 30 teams has never and might never be able to achieve what their team have achieved, 5 consecutive Finals appearance and this amount of success has beaten a long of teams and hurt a lot of fans.
“Nobody’s going to feel sorry for us at all. It’s just a matter of can we get it done or not, and we’re going to leave it all out there starting on Monday.” – Stephen Curry
I agree that people is not going to feel sorry for them, but not all. The Warriors fans, the people behind the sold out arena feel the pain of every loss, of being down 1-3. The fans is still there and will be supporting.
The Golden State Warriors wasn’t probably expecting a 1-3 deficit against the Toronto Raptors. But it Happened before the sea of Gold at the Oracle Arena.
Despite of this Curry still believe they can and will take one game at a time.
“It’s not over. It’s not a good feeling right now, obviously, but like you said, we have been on both sides of it. And for us, it’s an opportunity for us to just flip this whole series on its head, and you’ve got to do it one game at a time.” – Stephen Curry
Watching the Warriors in Game 4 you would see lapses here and there, they maintained the lead in the first two quarters but couldn’t sustain the intesity on defense, looseball and hustles throughout the game. Curry says they will give everything for 48 minutes
The only way we’re going to get back in this series is give everything we’ve got for 48 minutes, everybody that sets foot on that floor in Game 5. In our locker room we’re talking about believing, everybody out there believe that we can get this done.
The Warriors has been tested time and again in their five straight Finals appearances and this is going to be the toughest to date.
We surely want to see the Warriors go back to the Oracle Arena one last time.
Stephen Curry was brilliant from the opening buzzer until the remaining minutes of the 4th quarter as he delivered NBA Finals MVP numbers with 47 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists, and 2 steals.
His monstrous effort however was not enough to win against the Toronto Raptors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. Curry was playing with a depleted lineup as Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, and Kevin Looney are all injured and didn’t play. He had little help from his team as only Green and Iguodala scored in double figures 17 and 11 respectively.
Curry did everything he can making plays, hitting the big shot, hustling and diving for loseballs but Green’s intensity was not there, the perimeter defense to stop the outside shooting of the Raptors did not rotate fast enough.
On a positive note, the Warriors was always in striking distance of only trailing between 7 and 13 points throughout the game.
Even if KD, KT and KL comeback and the Warrios win the title, Curry winning Game 2 for the Warrios and tonight’s performance is enough for him to win the NBA Finals MVP award.
After losing Game 1 of the 2019 NBA Finals, Steve Kerr was asked about Kevin Durant and his reply says they got enough,
“It doesn’t matter until he’s out there, So if he’s out there, he’s pretty good, but if he’s not out there we play with the guys we have and we have got enough. We have won the last, whatever, six games without him, fixe, six games. So we have enough, but you play with the guys who are helathy and you go. so we’ll see what happens.”
For everyone who is against the Golden State Warriors they would hint that Steve Kerr is sending a message that Kevin Durant is not needed.
However we know that is not the case, Steve Kerr
would have the same answer regardless who is injured as he doesn’t want to give the other team a lot of confidence and he would want to send a message of positivity to his team, fans and his opponent.
Let us not blow this out of proportion, Kevin Durant is a Warrior and he will back in rotation having the same importance as everyone in the organization.