Toronto Raptors superfan Drake was once again courtside for the team’s Game 5 outing against the Golden State Warriors on Monday, June 10. The Raptors had a chance to clinch the NBA Finals, but they ultimately lost by one point after an impressive run to close out the game by Golden State.
The result, however, was not the biggest story of the night.
During the second quarter of the game, Warriors star Kevin Durant, who was returning from injury, appeared to reaggravate his injury and it did not look good. While it was initially reported that Durant had a calf injury, it was confirmed that the injury was to his Achilles.
While Durant was being helped off of the court, he and Drake exchanged a heartfelt moment.
Drake consoled Kevin Durant as he walked off in the second quarter. pic.twitter.com/05ZpHdL49l
— ESPN (@espn) June 11, 2019
Following the game, Drake took to social media to pay tribute to Durant and send him his best wishes.
“Was tough for any of us to even enjoy that game tonight after seeing this transpire,” Drake wrote on Instagram early Tuesday morning. “Praying for our brother. That’s my only concern tonight is your well being. “The game needs me” is an understatement when it comes to 35. Please wish the best for this true warrior.”
Kevin Durant also issued an emotional statement about his injury.
“Dub nation gonna be loud as f— for Game 6,” Durant wrote on his Instagram story. “I’m hurting deep in the soul right now I can’t lie but seeing my brothers gets this win was like taking a shot of tequila, i got new life lol. #dubs”
Despite their loss on Monday night, Toronto continues to hold a 3-2 lead in the series. Game 6 will take place on Thursday, June 13 at 9:00 p.m. ET at Oracle Arena. If the Warriors are able to pull out another win, Toronto will host Golden State in Game 7 on Sunday, June 16.