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Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors during a game against the Houston Rockets in the 2019 NBA Western Conference Semifinals.  (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors during a game against the Houston Rockets in the 2019 NBA Western Conference Semifinals. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Kevin Durant hasn't played since Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals. The Warriors did just fine without him ... until Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The Ringer's Katie Baker tracks the changing takes on Kevin Durant.

Plus, with their Game 2 victory, the St. Louis Blues improved to 1-13 in Stanley Cup Final games. Mike Pesca, host of the daily Slate podcast The Gist, explains how the team's poor Stanley Cup record is partly the result of a bizarre decision made by the NHL 50 years ago.

And, on Wednesday, a 4-year-old girl was hit by a foul ball in Houston. Karen Given asks why Major League Baseball is so resistant to extending protective netting in ballparks around the country.
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This segment aired on June 1, 2019.

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