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Durant will undergo an MRI on Tuesday to confirm, but the team believes the injury to be to his Achilles.

"He was cleared to play tonight", said an emotional Myers. But I understand this world, and if you have to, you can blame me. That was the weird reality on Monday night, after the Warriors staved off elimination by rallying in the final moments to beat the Raptors and send this series back to Oracle Arena for Game 6 - on a night when Kevin Durant's season came to an end. He's a good teammate, he's a good person.

Ironically, the injury that robbed Durant of a possible third consecutive Finals MVP might just be the thing that elevates his reputation at the franchise, especially if they lose the series to the Raptors without him.

Game 6 of the NBA Finals between the Raptors and the Golden State Warriors is in Oakland, Calif. Thursday night.

Perhaps Vjuy Lam summed up what a lot of basketball fans across Winnipeg, and the country, feel about the Raptors' possibility of winning it all tonight when she said: "I've always followed them, but this has peaked my interest a lot more".

The Warriors were minutes away from their title reign ending, having lost Durant and a 14-point lead during an emotionally exhausting game.

Kevin Durant, clearly in discomfort, was down, clutching his right ankle as thousands of Toronto fans in attendance cheered.

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Many others just sent best wishes, including Miami's Kelly Olynyk, Cleveland's Kevin Love and Atlanta's Trae Young. After the game, Warriors coach Steve Kerr thanked the Raptors for doing that.

Durant hit all three of this three-point attempts and had 11 points in 12 minutes before leaving, presumably for whatever is left of this series.

"It's an Achilles injury", Myers said.

"I'm going to leave that to Bob (Myers)", Kerr said.

"Very confused around that reaction", Curry said. "You got to keep playing and getting good shots and keep guarding". KD has missed the last 32 days with a calf injury sustained in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals. The injury may cause him to reconsider free agency, as a torn Achilles generally takes a year to fully heal. On Monday afternoon, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Durant plans to play, and the point spread continued to drop.

He won't be out there again this season.

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