Kevin Durant has played four games since returning from his MCL sprain and bone bruise in his left leg, but the Warriors star small forward might be on the shelf again for Game 2 of their series with the Blazers with another leg ailment. This time it’s a calf strain that has Durant listed as questionable for Tuesday night’s game.
Durant had 32 points and 11 rebounds in Golden State’s 121-109 win in Game 1 over the Blazers. Portland kept things close with the Warriors for much of Game 1, and if Durant is out, the fearless Trail Blazers may see it as an opportunity to steal a road win over the NBA’s top team.
Steve Kerr told the media after Tuesday’s practice that Durant didn’t participate and that there is concern that he won’t be able to go, as calf strains have a tendency to linger and there’s not much you can do about it other than rest and hope it gets to a manageable point.