Nurse, Toronto Raptors Unconcerned About Kawhi Leonard’s Health
As the Golden State Warriors look to overcome their health troubles, it seems as though the Toronto Raptors are riding a worry-free wave these Finals.
While OG Anunoby is expected to be activated for Game 2, the team is also unconcerned about superstar Kawhi Leonard’s health. After a multitude of reports surfaced claiming Leonard is dealing with tendonitis, which was compounded by Leonard noticeably limping during parts of Game 1, Nick Nurse set the record straight, by claiming he is not worried about his best player.
“Yeah, I don’t think the leg trouble is much of an issue. And I’m expecting him to play a lot better tomorrow,” said the Raptors head coach on Saturday.
Leonard finished Game 1 with 23 points, eight rebounds, and 5 assists, but only made five of his 14 shots. Not to go unnoticed, Leonard still played remarkably on the defensive end, taking time defending both Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, both of whom put together inefficient shooting nights.
The Raptors have continued to feel that reports surrounding Leonard’s leg issues are overblown and that their superstar will continue to play for the remainder of this series.