Game One of the NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Raptors is tonight and DeMarcus Cousins is ACTIVE. Oh yes, after suffering a torn quad in Game Two of the Warriors’ opening round series vs. the Clippers almost seven weeks ago, Boogie has been cleared to return to the court just in time to help Golden State get another ring.
Here’s a crazy stat from ESPN: if Boogie does go, he’ll be the first Kentucky player coached by John Calipari to play in the NBA Finals. He returned to practice this week and according to Steve Kerr, has been pain-free, but how will his body react to being thrown into the fire of the NBA Finals? Draymond Green had a great quote about it yesterday:
Draymond Green on DeMarcus Cousins getting dropped into the Finals after a lengthy injury rehab: "It's kind of like some kid who grew up in the suburbs going to private school and then one day you just got dropped in the hood and told to survive." Full soundbite. pic.twitter.com/Jnvcs7Bzms
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) May 29, 2019
You got this, Boogie. Game One tips off at 9 p.m. on ABC.