The Toronto Raptors beat the Golden State Warriors 105-9 2in Game 4 to take a commanding 3-1 series lead in the NBA Finals. With Golden State facing a must-win game Monday, down 3-1 to the Raptors, Kerr and his staff are holding out hope that Durant will be able to return.
"He's going to practice with us today and he'll get some extra work in with some of our younger players", Kerr said.
There will be additional TTC service on Monday night to transport people in and out of the downtown core, including five more trains and 25 additional buses before and after the game, which begins at 9 p.m.
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However, he insisted that the current trade relationship between the world's top two economies was "very unbalanced". China has blamed the USA for the breakdown and vowed to reciprocate for the increased tariffs in various ways.
"That's what I did from that point on, bet on myself and trust that I really felt what I was doing and really believed in it". But when a player takes an elbow to the head, has to get stitched up because he's bleeding from the eye and loses a tooth to boot like what happened to VanVleet in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, these are the nit-picky things that will suddenly stand out like the Bat Signal shining across the Gotham skyline.
Thompson, who scored 28 points while playing with an injured hamstring in Game 5, said he was 80 percent in that contest and should be close to 100 percent Monday. "So if anything, it will be on me to make sure that I report everything and tell them how I'm feeling".
The Warriors are seeking to join the 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers as the only teams in National Basketball Association history to win a title after facing a 3-1 deficit in the Finals.
VanVleet, whose partner gave birth to the couple's second child earlier in the playoffs, and his teammates have been doing nearly everything right in going up 3-1 in the best-of-seven series. In the NBA Finals that year, they saw a 3-1 advantage disappear to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavs. The series price was down to Toronto -575 as of Sunday at Caesars Sportsbook. "We'll know more after that". So it would be pretty storybook if he could come back and help us do the same.