After seeing Kevin Durant return to form to endthe regular season and find his scoring touch inGame 1 of Golden State's first-round series, the Warriors may be without their star forward for Game 2.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr revealed Durant is questionable for Wednesday night's game at Oracle Arena with a left calf strain. Shaun Livington (right finger sprain and hand contusion) and Matt Barnes (right ankle sprain)are also questionable.
Kerr said Durant didn't practice Tuesday, and that means there is some level of concern. Kerr added that Barnes' status for Game 2 could affecthow much, if at all, Durant plays.
Steve Kerr updates injury status of Kevin Durant, questionable for Game 2 with a calf strain; "If he didn't practice, there's concern." pic.twitter.com/O0iqM6q6rz
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Durant put up 32 points on 12-of-20 shooting with 10 rebounds in Game 1. He helped lead Golden State past a feisty Portland team to a 121-109 victory. He sat out 19 games post All-Star breakafter injuring his knee against the Wizards on Feb. 28. He returned to the floor April 8, playing31, 33 and 27 minutes in the Warriors' final three regular-season games.
Losing Durant for one game against the Trail Blazers shouldn't stop the Warriors from sending Portlandhome early, but calf injuries can be tough to handle. Golden State may want to play this one safe.