Kevin Durant will miss Games 3 and 4 against Trail Blazers
Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant has been ruled out of Games 3 and 4 of the Western Conference finals.
Durant will not travel with the Warriors to face the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday and Monday due to a calf strain, Golden State general manager Bob Myers told NBC Sports Bay Area prior to Thursdays' Game 2.
"Warriors forward Kevin Durant, who suffered a strained right calf in Game 5 of the Western Conference semi-finals against the Houston Rockets on May 8, has shown good progress since beginning his rehabilitation program one week ago," the Warriors said in a statement.
"At this point, Durant is not ready to advance to on-court work."
Kevin Durant & DeMarcus Cousins injury update: pic.twitter.com/nEDLHT5vue— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) May 17, 2019
The Warriors added: "At this time, the plan is for both players [including DeMarcus Cousins] to be re-evaluated in one week. Both Durant and Cousins were examined by the team's medical staff earlier today."
Durant suffered a strained right calf during Golden State's Game 5 win over the Houston Rockets last week and did not travel with the team for the Warriors' Game 6 victory on Friday.
He has yet to play against the Trail Blazers in the Western Conference finals, which the Warriors lead 1-0.
Durant has averaged 34.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.9 assists for the Warriors in the NBA playoffs this season.