NBA Finals 2019: Warriors vs. Raptors TV Schedule and Game 5 Live Stream The Toronto Raptors are on the verge of celebrating their best moment in franchise history.
Game 5 Information
Start Time: 9 p.m. ET
Live Stream: Watch ESPN
The Raptors pulled off the rare task of beating the Warriors in two consecutive games at Oracle Arena in Games 3 and 4 to set up the potential to clinch in their home arena. NBA Finals
Golden State faces an uphill climb to win its third straight championship, but before it can even have title aspirations, it needs to focus on staying alive in Game 5, with or without Kevin Durant.
Even though the Raptors carry a 3-1 lead into Game 5, they are not under the spotlight ahead of Monday’s game because of the health of Kevin Durant.
Durant, who has missed all four of the NBA Finals games, is officially listed as questionable for Game 5, per Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.
NBA Finals Durant practiced with the Warriors Sunday, and head coach Steve Kerr said to SiriusXM NBA Radio there is a chance the two-time NBA Finals Most Valuable Player suits up for Game 5. There is a chance,” Kerr said. “He’s going to practice (Sunday) for the first time. He hasn’t practiced with us yet.”
NBA Finals Everything has been individual,” Kerr said. “So he’ll practice with the group. We’ll get him some game-like simulation with some of our younger guys and see how he feels. And if all goes well, then he’ll play, but we gotta see how it all unfolds.”
There is no denying Durant’s potential to change the complexion of the series, but how much of an impact he will make, if any, is questionable.