Durant scored 34 points (12-28 FG, 4-13 3Pt, 6-7 FT) while adding 13 rebounds, two assists and a block in 41 minutes during Sunday's 103-90 loss to the Spurs in Game 4. He led all scorers in both points and made three-pointers, but Durant didn't get much help from his teammates -- no other Warrior scored more than 12 points, and only two scored in double digits. The 29-year-old is averaging 29.0 points, 9.0 boards, 5.3 assists and 2.3 threes in the series, and he should come through with another big performance as Golden State looks to advance to the second round on home court Tuesday.
Durant (ankle) will play as expected during Sunday's Game 4 against the Spurs, Paul Garcia of TheSportsDaily.com reports. Durant's status wasn't really in question, though an official confirmation hadn't been provided. Through the first three games of the series, he's averaged 27.3 points, 7.7 boards and 6.3 assists on over 50 percent shooting.
Durant (ankle) went through a full practice Saturday and is expected to suit up for Sunday's Game 4 against the Spurs, Mark Medina of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Durant rolled his ankle late in Game 3, finishing the contest with 26 points, nine boards and six assists in 34 minutes. He noted following the contest that he was "fine", so the news that he's expected to be ready for Sunday's contest isn't out of left field. Look for a confirmation on his availability following Sunday's morning shootaround.
Durant went back to the locker room after appearing to roll his ankle Thursday against the Spurs, Marcus Thompson of The Athletic Bay Area reports. He finished the game with 26 points (9-17 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 7-7 FT), nine rebounds and six assists across 34 minutes. After initially going to the bench, Durant headed back to the locker room for further evaluation but did not appear to be limping. That Durant did not return to Thursday's game after turning his ankle may be more precautionary than anything considering that the Warriors held a commanding lead over the Spurs. Durant will have two full days to get treatment before Game 4 and stated after the game that he was "fine".
Durant produced 32 points (10-19 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 9-10 FT), six rebounds, six assists and one block across 39 minutes during Golden State's 116-101 win over the Spurs in Game 2 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series. Durant's shooting night got off to an inauspicious start when he missed his first five three-point tries, but he made up for it with a stellar showing from in front of the arc throughout the contest. The 11-year veteran once again spearheaded the Warriors' offensive efforts without Stephen Curry (knee) in the lineup, drawing even with Klay Thompson for the team lead in minutes and pushing his success rate from the field over the first two games of the series to a sparkling 52.8 percent. Already averaging 28.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists in the first pair of games against San Antonio, Durant will look to keep his torrid pace going in Thursday's Game 3.
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