Kevin Durant returned from a strained calf injury to play with his team the Golden State Warriors on Monday night, hoping to keep the Toronto Raptors from winning their first championship in the franchises 24-year history.
Durants return was exciting but short-lived; however the Warriors were able to defeat the Raptors with a close 106-105 win in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
Durant left the game with a right leg injury at 9:46 of the second quarter and did not return, but with the Warriors victory against Toronto, they were able to force one last game at Oracle Arena.
Game 6 is on Thursday at 9 p.m. ET.
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