Five thoughts on the NBA Finals: What to look for in the Raptors vs. Warriors series

The NBA Finals are here, and storylines abound. Our thoughts on which ones are worthy of your attention — and which ones can wait until summer. While it still seems like some far-off fantasy, the NBA Finals are set to tip-off here in Toronto in a matter of hours. It’s real! It’s happening! And as always when a major sporting event is getting underway, there are plenty of storylines and narratives out there to draw your attention.
But are all of them worthy of your attention? Here are our thoughts on five storylines making the headlines involving the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors going into the NBA Finals.
Injuries, and Who’s Coming Back When
By this point, you know that Kevin Durant is hurt, and has been ruled out for Game 1. DeMarcus Cousins is questionable for Game 1, and so is (somewhat surprisingly) OG Anunoby.
Obviously Durant’s injury looms over this series like nothing else. There are plenty of questions about how the Warriors play with or without him — more on this in a moment — but the difference it makes to Toronto is huge. If Durant is in the game, he becomes Kawhi Leonard’s primary assignment, …

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Author: Josh Kern / Raptors HQ

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