Maybe it's a coincidence that Durant has a calf strain in the same leg, maybe not. That's quite a blow for the Dubs this early in their postseason run, but it's something this team is built to survive.
The Warriors shouldn't be overly concerned right now. After taking 39 free throws in Game 1 (to Washington's 17), they attempted 38 (to Washington's 33) in Game 2.
Yes, the Warriors were down just one of four All-Stars, but they were vulnerable going into this one.
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.
The Portland Trail Blazers need a victory here in order to have any shot of getting back into this series. Perhaps that's another reason to expect a big night from Steph. But when Green missed a dunk, McCollum let him have it. We're going to err on the side of caution.
Enjoy the games. Chat here. Portland Trail Blazers' Maurice Harkless, top, blocks a shot from Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry during the first half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Oakland, . It didn't happen in the regular season, where the Blazers went 0-4. It's about winning the game.
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The 2002, 2007and 2016 regionals have all been held at the LSU home course, the site of the 2021 regional, the University Club. This will be the first time in school history the men's or women's teams in either sport will play host to the championships.
A majority of the time, the Warriors have at least one former MVP on the court in Curry and Durant.
Whatever McGee did on the floor to help Golden State in that second quarter carried over through the half. Following Wednesday's contest, the Warriors don't play until Saturday, which would give him a full five days off to rest the calf and get it as close to 100 percent as possible. But there's little reason at this point, with 15 more wins needed to claim the championship he and the Warriors know will be the only acceptable result this season, to push things at all.
The Golden State Warriors figured out how to win during a long stretch without Kevin Durant once.
Even with Durant coming to town there's never been much doubt that Steph is the team's leader. Damian Lillard and C.J.
Curry's recent play should also remind the Warriors of something else: the potential pitfalls of having a player come back from injury before being totally ready.
"I'm not sure if he felt it at the end of the game or if he felt it after", Kerr said. He also augmented Golden State's perimeter defense, stepping up when needed to contain Portland's 3-point attack.