Warriors' DeMarcus Cousins on Kevin Durant's Critics: 'F--k Them. F--k Them'

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJune 11, 2019

TORONTO, ONTARIO - JUNE 10:  DeMarcus Cousins #0 of the Golden State Warriors reacts in the fourth quarter against the Toronto Raptors during Game Five of the 2019 NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena on June 10, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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DeMarcus Cousins was blunt about those who were critical of Kevin Durant as he raced against time in order to get healthy for the 2019 NBA Finals

"F--k them. F--k them," he told reporters after the Golden State Warriors' 106-105 win over the Toronto Raptors in Monday night's Game 5.

Durant returned from a right calf strain that had kept him out for a little over a month. He played 12 minutes before exiting in the second quarter with what was later confirmed to be a new injury.

The Warriors announced Durant will undergo an MRI Tuesday, but president of basketball operations Bob Myers said it's an Achilles injury without offering further specifics.

Cousins knows Achilles injuries better than most. He missed almost a full year after rupturing his in January 2018.

While it's too early to tell whether Durant will be out for a similar amount of time, he appears likely to miss the remainder of the Finals.

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