Excerpted from San Francisco Chronicle 6.2.2019
Photo above – Andre Iguodala after hitting game winning 3 pointer with five seconds left.
TORONTO — Warriors head coach Steve Kerr didn’t question his team’s ability to recover from its Game 1 loss to the Raptors in the NBA Finals.
“These guys have seen it all,” Kerr said Sunday, several hours before they would see a lot more adversity.
Photo above – Steph Curry and Kawhi Leonard
In Game 2, they saw a double-digit deficit, a host of injury scares and a raucous Scotiabank Arena crowd and overcame it all to escape with a 109-104 win over the Raptors to even the series at 1-1. Now, as Golden State flies back to Oakland, it stares down some key questions:
How serious is the left hamstring injury Klay Thompson suffered early in the fourth quarter? Will Kevon Looney — the Warriors’ most reliable center this season — miss time with a left chest contusion he sustained early in the third quarter? Can Kevin Durant return for Game 3 on Wednesday from a strained right calf that has sidelined him for seven games?
Regardless of their injury report moving forward, the Warriors can take solace knowing that they’re as well-equipped to weather attrition as any team in recent NBA history.