Durant (calf) won't travel to Portland and will miss Game 3 and Game 4 against the Trail Blazers, Brian Witt of the Warriors' official site reports. Durant was already ruled out of Game 2 but the team had held out hope he'd be able to return on the road in the Western Conference Finals. It's no guarantee he'll return for Game 5, should the series go that far, but that's the soonest he can play. For the time being look for Andre Iguodala, who's starting in Durant's place, to continue seeing extra minutes.
Durant (calf), as expected, is out for Thursday's Game 2 against the Trail Blazers, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports. Durant missing Game 2 was nearly a certainty, but this news officially ends speculation. He'll be re-evaluated later in the week with hopes of playing in Game 3, which is Saturday. It wouldn't be surprising if he's out until late in the series, or possibly the Finals.
Durant (calf) will be re-evaluated later in the week but will almost certainly miss Games 1 and 2 of the Western Conference Finals, Nick Friedell of ESPN reports. The Warriors already ruled Durant out of Game 1 earlier Monday, but coach Steve Kerr provided more detail after practice, revealing that Durant is yet to step foot on the court since suffering the injury in Game 5 against Houston. Kerr noted that Durant is still experiencing pain in his right calf, and he's set to be evaluated later in the week. That implies he'll be held out of Games 1 (Tuesday) and 2 (Thursday), and his status from that point on will hinge on how well the calf responds to rehab.
Durant (calf) will not play in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday, and he's "unlikely" to play in Thursday's Game 2, Ramona Shelburne of ESPN reports. While the Warriors haven't provided much in terms of detail on Durant's status, this doesn't come as much of a surprise considering he suffered the calf strain less than a week ago. The two-time reigning Finals MVP is set to be reevaluated on Thursday, so there's a slight chance he could be cleared for Game 2, but Shelburne's tweet intimates that it's much more likely Durant misses a third straight contest. Golden State was able to close out Houston in Game 6 without Durant's services, so expect Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson to continue to handle a larger share of the offensive burden in Durant's absence. In Game 6, the Warriors started Andrew Bogut at center, shifting Draymond Green to power forward, with Andre Iguodala remaining in the lineup at at small forward.
Durant suffered a mild right calf strain in Wednesday's Game 5 against the Rockets and will be re-evaluated at some point next week, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. With Durant's calf strain being confirmed following additional testing and the superstar not being evaluated until next week, it's now confirmed that the Warriors will be without their top scorer if Game 7 against Houston becomes necessary. The good news for Durant is that it doesn't appear to be an injury that will require a long-term recovery, so there is still an optimistic outlook on his basketball future as a whole. For now, however, Golden State will have to ride its sharp-shooting backcourt through the weekend if the team wishes to advance to the Western Conference Finals.
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