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Kevin Durant out of Golden State Warriors Western Conference Finals Game 2 against Portland Trail Blazers

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Thursday 16 May 2019 05:26, UK

Kevin Durant in action during Game 5  of the Golden State Warriors series with the Houston Rockets

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant will not play in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals Thursday night due to a calf strain, according to reports.

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  • Game 5 if necessary: Trail Blazers @ Warriors, May 23, 2am
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Yahoo Sports reported Durant will miss his third consecutive playoff game, having sat out Tuesday's 116-94 Game 1 win over the Portland Trail Blazers and last Friday's 118-113 Game 6 close-out victory over the Houston Rockets.

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The two-time NBA Finals MVP leads all scorers this postseason with 34.2 points per game, adding 5.2 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 11 games.

Kevin Durant examines his injured calf in Game 5 against the Rockets
Image: Kevin Durant examines his injured calf in Game 5 against the Rockets

Earlier this week, Warriors coach Steve Kerr cautioned that Durant was not close to returning.

"I think everyone needs to slow down a little bit on the Kevin stuff," Kerr said Monday. "He hasn't even stepped on the floor yet."

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Warriors forward Kevin Durant limped off the court due to a right calf strain during the Golden State's game against the Houston Rockets

Durant, who helped Golden State win NBA championships in each of the past two seasons, is scheduled to have his calf re-evaluated Thursday.

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