Kevin Durant's calf injury 'more serious than we thought,' Warriors coach says


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The Warriors are taking a wait-and-see approach on Durant, who won't travel with the team to Portland for Games 3 and 4 in the West. In fact, their 53 combined points was the second highest combined total by brothers in a playoff game in NBA history - the Knicks' Bernard King (40) and his brother Albert King (17) of the Nets combined for 57 as opponents in the 1983 NBA Playoffs. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Game three of the seven-match series takes place in Portland on Sunday.

But, down 2-0, the Blazers know they have no room for error on their home court against one of the most dominant teams in National Basketball Association history.

The Blazers shot just 36.1 percent from the field and 25 percent from deep, and lost the turnover battle 21-14.

They've been winning games without superstar Kevin Durant, who has been out with a strained right calf, and it's not clear when he'll be back on the floor. According to Yahoo Sports Chris Haynes, Durant will also sit out Game 2 which speaks to the confidence the team has in Steph and Klay to carry the load offensively.

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Since the Warriors' only series loss under Kerr in the 2016 NBA Finals against the Cavaliers, Golden State has closed out seven of its 10 playoff series on the road.

"This is the coolest experience I've ever had", Stephen Curry said of dueling his brother in a high-stakes series. Since KD suffered his injury, Curry has been averaging 34.5 points per game and has hit 13-of-26 attempts from beyond the arc. Green also had a brilliant all-around game for Golden State, contributing 16 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and five blocks in the win.

Game 5 of the series, if needed, is scheduled for May 22 in Oakland.

That means that, unless the Warriors medical staff changes its assessment, Durant will miss Games 3, 4, and 5. "They're definitely not a better team, but they're harder to guard". It's certainly possible behind Lillard and McCollum, but they have been somewhat streaky, especially McCollum.

Over the course of his junior and senior years, Green continued to elevate his game, as he led the Spartans to both the regular season Big Ten championship and Big Ten Tournament championship. Curry struggled a great deal against Houston, but has looked lights out since the Durant injury.