The Golden State Warriors have listed DeMarcus Cousins as active for Game 1 of the NBA Finals in Toronto after missing the previous two series with a quad injury.
Cousins suffered a torn quad diving for a loose ball in Game 2 of the first round against the Los Angeles Clippers. It was thought that the injury would effectively end his season. However, with the Warriors reaching the NBA Finals for the fifth consecutive season, it’s given Boogie enough time to recoup from his injury.
The eight-year vet was playing in the playoffs for the first time in his career so the early blow was diminishing. However, now that he is healthy he’ll get a chance to make his NBA Finals debut.
Cousins averaged 16.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 3.6 assists in 30 starts for the Warriors during the regular season. He struggled in his first ever playoff game though tallying just nine points, nine rebounds, and four assists to go along with six turnovers before fouling out in just 21 minutes.
Despite those numbers, he seemed to be fitting in nicely with his new team throughout the season. Yet, in his absence, Golden State has gone 11-3 in the playoffs so it will be interesting to see how head coach Steve Kerr implements him into the rotation.