DEMARCUS Cousins is determined to return to action with the Golden State Warriors in this postseason as he recovers from partially torn quadriceps.
Injured three weeks ago and declared unlikely to play in these playoffs, Cousins said on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) that he is eager to suit up although he admitted it is uncertain.
"I ain't planning on sitting," Cousins said on ESPN’s The Undefeated.
"I don't know the reality of it. But for me, that is not what I'm planning on doing. ... It's definitely some type of bad movie. But I think it will have a very nice ending. Just wait for it."
Coach Steve Kerr is also apparently keeping the door open for Cousins’ return.
"He's coming along pretty well. We'll just have to wait and see."
Cousins, making his first career playoff appearance after nine years, suffered the injury in the first quarter of a Game Two loss to the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round.
Surgery was not required, and Cousins soon started injury rehab.
"I'm taking it day by day," Cousins said.
"I'm in better spirits, for sure. I kind of shut the world out. There are a lot of opinions out there. I shut the world out, went to my little zone and I'm taking it a day at a time."