Good news for Warriors fans searching for any glimmer of hope in this NBA Finals series: Kevin Durant appears to be making progress recovering from injury.

Coach Steve Kerr told the media Durant would practice with the team Sunday ahead of Game 5 against the Toronto Raptors Monday night.

“He’s going to practice with us today and get in some extra work with some of our younger players,” said Kerr. “We’ll gauge it from there.”

Kerr added he was more hopeful about Durant’s recovery than he had been the past couple of days.

Read more on KD’s injury and recovery from The Chronicle.

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Durant has been out with a calf strain injury since the Warriors’ series against the Houston Rockets. Fans are hoping Durant’s potential return would help the team turn things around; the Raptors are up 3-1.

Alix Martichoux is an SFGate supervising producer. Read her latest stories and send her news tips at [email protected]

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