Video posted on social media appeared to show Durant suffered an Achilles tendon injury and the Warriors confirmed he would not return for the rest of the game due to a right lower leg injury.
With a 3-1 advantage in the series heading into Game 5 of the NBA Finals and the opportunity to win their first championship in franchise history on home court, emotions were high throughout the night.
Drake, 32, and Durant are notorious for their sideline banter when the "God's Plan" singer comes to watch a game, often trash-talking and joking around with one another. "He's a good teammate. We're going to fight, we're going to compete, and I know if we get a chance to talk to him the next two days, that's what he would expect". "At the end of the day, we're all brothers and it's a small brotherhood and you never want to see a competitor like him go down".
Before Myers spoke, Warriors PR people said he would only take questions from Warriors local reporters and he wouldn't take questions from national reporters.
A teary-eyed Myers insisted the Warriors had "felt good about the process" of clearing Durant to return on Monday night, despite the fact he had not played since May 8. "I don't believe there's anybody to blame, but I understand it's this world, and if you have to, you can blame me".
"I'm a long-time Raptors fan, and a basketball fan in general", Dupasquier said. However, with his team facing elimination for the first time since the 2018 Western Conference Final, the four-time National Basketball Association scoring champion put his health on the line to help out despite being nowhere close to 100 per cent.
The concern over Durant's injury was escalated even more when he was spotted leaving the arena during the third quarter.
He left the arena in a walking boot and on crutches, and is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Tuesday. They missed five of their last six shots - the only make was on a goaltending call - and went 0 for 3 from 3-point range in that crucial closing stretch.
"Prior to coming back, he went through four weeks with our medical team", he explained. But as he begins to approach him, another man in a black hoodie runs up from behind him and sucker punches him in the face.
"We do it for Kevin", Thompson said.
After the game, coach Steve Kerr was asked if he has any regrets about bringing Durant back into the series. After Durant attempted to drive but pulled up and immediately grabbed his leg, it was unknown how severe the injury was.