Sport NBA playoffs 2017: Kevin Durant won't play in Warriors' Game 2 vs. Trail Blazers

04:10  20 april  2017
04:10  20 april  2017 Source:   Sporting News

NBA Playoffs: Kevin Durant still questionable for Game 3

  NBA Playoffs: Kevin Durant still questionable for Game 3 Kevin Durant doesn't have to play in the Warriors Game 3 matchup with the Portland Trail Blazers Saturday night. The Warriors are up 2-0 as the series shifts to Portland and are 1-0 without Durant in the lineup so far this series.However, the question remains, when will Durant be back? There is no consensus that the answer to that question is Game 3.Durant is listed as questionable heading into Saturday's game, and from interviews Friday, it doesn't appear he is in any rush to get back.Kevin Durant on his calf injury: " I want to be out there, but it's not life or death. It's not career-threatening."— J.A.

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Warriors star Kevin Durant won't play inWednesday's Game 2 against the Trail Blazers in their Western Conference playoff series, coach Steve Kerr confirmed.

Golden State is being cautious with its star small forward after he strained his left calf during Game 1.

"It's not worth it," Kerr told reporters at Oracle Arena."Hopefully another few days rest will get it right."

Kevin Durant © Matthew Stockman/ Getty Images Kevin Durant

During the regular season, Durant missed 19 games with a left knee injury. He returned for the final three games of the regular season.

The Warriors won Game 1 121-109 Sunday night. Durant scored 32 points while also hauling in10 rebounds.

Golden State also will play Game 2 without Shaun Livingston (finger)and Matt Barnes (ankle).

"We're pretty thin," Kerr said.

NBA playoffs 2017: Blazers' Twitter account won't say how many points Warriors scored in first half .
Props to the folks running the Trail Blazers' Twitter account for how they reported the Warriors dropping an NBA record-tying 45 points on their team in the first quarter Monday night.The Blazers' social media team scored with this end-of-period update:MORE: NBA playoffs live scores, updatespic.twitter.com/phvVDzeXll— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) April 25, 2017 © (Getty Images) Stephen Curry Ah, yes, the number that must not be spoken/tweeted/shown.So as not to jinx anything (or to just keep the joke going), the account provided this halftime update:halftime pic.twitter.

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