"We Were Hoping Against Hope that He Would Play But After Consultation We Thought It Would Be Better For Him To Sit Out Game Two On Sunday Night".
"He's the most like Jordan that we've seen", Rivers said.
Golden State topped Toronto 109-104 in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, levelling the series at 1-1.
Aggressive defensively, playing with a greater sense of urgency, producing shots the Warriors showed that championship form everyone knew they would summon.
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But one of their stars is confident they'll bounce back in Game 2.
Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 25 points while Stephen Curry added 23 and Draymond Green contributed 17 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. Cousins was huge during a big run at the beginning of the third quarter when the Toronto Raptors couldn't get anything done. Game 1, which saw the Raptors win 118-109, drew over 2,000 people to Civic Square and ended up requiring the closure of Brant Street. The forward traveled with the Warriors to Toronto, but Kerr said he hasn't practiced yet.
Backup centre Kevon Looney left Sunday's game in the second quarter, forcing Golden State to give extended minutes to veteran Andrew Bogut, who didn't even get off the bench in Game 1.
It's "feasible" that Durant may play after 1 practiceAP Photo NSD525, NSD523Eds: Updates with details, quotes from Kerr, Curry. So, literally, it's just day-to-day and how the progress is coming. We're all in this together. They Need to Spread the Ball Around Some.