Kevin Durant will not be suiting up for Game 2 at Oracle Arena on Thursday evening, as he continues to get better from the delicate calf pressure he suffered in opposition to the Houston Rockets on May eight.
Earlier this week ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reported that Durant is scheduled to be re-evaluated on Thursday, so it was all the time thought-about an extended shot that he’d play in Game 2.
Durant leads all in factors per recreation this post-season, averaging 34.2 an evening to associate with 5.2 rebounds and four.9 assists – however the Warriors have not missed a beat with out him up to now. Stephen Curry led all scorers in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals with 36 to associate with seven assists and 6 rebounds, whereas Klay Thompson chipped in 26 within the 114-96 victory.
Game 2, airing on ESPN, is scheduled to tipoff at 9:00pm ET on Thursday evening. The sequence will then shift to Portland for Games three and four on Saturday and Monday. If the Warriors cruise to victory tomorrow evening like they did in Game 1, it is cheap to imagine Durant might proceed to sit down out till the Blazers show they seem to be a risk.