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00:05  16 may  2019
00:05  16 may  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant will not play game two against the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference first-round playoff series, head coach Steve Kerr confirmed. The Warriors are being cautious with their NBA All-Star forward after he strained his left calf during Sunday's opening

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Kevin Durant will not play in Game 2 against the Trail Blazers© Provided by Oath Inc. Kevin Durant won't be able to go in Game 2 against the Trail Blazers. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

The Golden State Warriors will have to keep winning without Kevin Durant for now. The 30-year-old Durant will not play during Game 2 of the Western Conference finals against the Portland Trail Blazers, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.

Durant injured his calf during Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals. He was ruled out for Game 1 of the Western Conference finals due to the injury, and was considered unlikely to play in Game 2.

Durant averaged 26 points and 6.4 rebounds per game with the team during the regular season. He had been a force this postseason before getting hurt. Durant had scored over 40 points in three of the Warriors’ 11 games prior to the injury.

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Rachel Nichols, Richard Jefferson and Scottie Pippen react to the news that Kevin Durant will miss at least Game 1 of Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers in the 2019 NBA playoffs, and whether the team can win a third straight title with KD out.

Watch Trail Blazers @ Warriors Game 1 live on Sky Sports Arena in the early hours of Wednesday morning (2am). Durant is out of Game 1 and is unlikely to return for Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals against the Portland Trail Blazers while he recovers from a strained right calf.

Though they were missing Durant, the Warriors still managed to pull out a win in Game 1 of their series against the Trail Blazers. Stephen Curry carried the load, dropping 36 points on Portland in the 116-94 victory.

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