Warriors vs. Raptors Game 5 watch guide: Lineups, injuries, player usage

Logan Murdock
NBC Sports BayArea

Warriors vs. Raptors Game 5 watch guide: Lineups, injuries, player usage originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com

TORONTO - The Warriors have gone through their fair share of tests throughout their dynastic five-year run. Considering the circumstances, Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals may be their toughest yet. 

Facing a three-games-to-one deficit against the Raptors, the Warriors will look to become just the second team in league history to overcome such a lead in the NBA Finals. 

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Aiding their cause will be Kevin Durant, who will make his first start in nearly a month, in what would certainly give the battered Warriors a boost. 

For now, here's everything you need to know for Game 5. 

PROJECTED LINEUPS

Warriors 
F Andre Iguodala
F Kevin Durant
C Draymond Green
G Klay Thompson
G Stephen Curry




Raptors 
F Pascal Siakam
F Kawhi Leonard
C Marc Gasol
G Kyle Lowry
G Danny Green




INJURY REPORT

Warriors: Kevin Durant (right calf strain) will play. 

Raptors: Jordan Loyd (coach's decision) is out.

ROTATION OUTLOOK

Warriors: With Durant's expected return, the Warriors will certainly get a boost. Prior to his calf injury, Durant was arguably the best player in the postseason, averaging 34.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.9 assists.

Klay Thompson will hope to continue his run of success. The eighth-year guard scored 28 points in Game 4, including six 3-pointers.

Draymond Green has grabbed at least 10 rebounds in 11 of the last 13 games.

The Warriors own a 17-8 record since 2015 following a postseason loss. 

Raptors: Leonard has been the best player in the series, averaging 30.8 points, 10.3 rebounds and 4.8 assists in four games.

Pascal Siakam is averaging 20.3 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists in the series, including a 19-point, five rebound performance in Game 4. 

The Raptors have made 10 or more 3-pointers in 10 consecutive games. 

Officials: James Capers (#19),  Jason Phillips (#23), Ed Malloy (#14). Alternate: Kane Fitzgerald (#5)

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