Warriors considering holding Kevin Durant (calf) out for Game 2

ByMarc Stein ESPN logo
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Golden State Warriorsofficially list Kevin Durant as questionable for Wednesday night's Game 2 at home against Portland, but league sources tell ESPN that the Warriors are weighing whether to hold Durant out of the game as a precaution after he suffered a strained left calf in the second half of the Warriors' Game 1 victory.

The team announced at its morning shootaround Wednesday that Durant -- although he didn't participate in the session or practice Monday -- remains questionable for the 10:30 p.m. ET game against the Trail Blazers.

A decision on Durant's status isn't expected until closer to tipoff, but sources say that the Warriors might hold Durant out to give him five full days off before Game 3 on Saturday in Portland.

Durant previously missed 19 games with a strained MCL and a bone bruise in his left leg.

In addition to Durant, Golden State guard Shaun Livingston (finger) and forward Matt Barnes (ankle sprain) are listed as questionable.

The Blazers will be without center Jusuf Nurkic, who is recovering from a right leg fracture.

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