Published: Sat, May 18, 2019
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Kevin Durant Ruled out Till at Least Game 5 of Conference Finals

Kevin Durant Ruled out Till at Least Game 5 of Conference Finals

He strained his right calf during the third quarter of Game 5 of the conference semifinals against the Rockets last week and didn't travel to Houston for the Warriors' Game 6 clincher.

The Bucks or the Raptors await them in the finals, and that's only if the Warriors can get two more wins against the Trail Blazers. "They're definitely not a better team, but they're harder to guard".

Thompson is up to 22 points while Curry now has 30 for the game.

The play put the finishing touches on an ugly display of crunch-time offense by Portland, which led by 15 points at halftime and eight points after backup center Meyers Leonard made a 3 off a Lillard feed with 4:28 remaining.

So, the basketball world is left hanging, anxiously awaiting word whether this postseason's top performer will get to suit-up again for the three-peat seeking Golden State Warriors.

"We stole that game", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said afterward. Lillard, who ended the night with 23 points, failed to register a bucket in the final 7 minutes and 42 seconds of the game.

The Trail Blazers led by as many as seven in the first quarter, but it was in the second period that they began dominating the game. Lillard, however, refused to blame the officials for not calling it a foul and eventually admitted it was good defensive play. Golden State is now 66-29 on the season, 35-13 at home, 41-53-1 against the spread and 49-45-1 with the under. Green said in the locker room after Game 2 in which the Portland Trail Blazers were held to 38.5 percent. While speaking to The Athletic's Sam Amick, Seth Curry of the Blazers spoke about the Durant-less Warriors and had some very interesting comments.

Stephen Curry erupted for 36 points in Game 1, leading the Warriors to a 116-94 victory. The Warriors seem to be embracing being doubted without Durant and I think that is driving them a lot right now.

The smiles, positive energy, and winning results tell us that much.

Lillard, who was scoreless for the game's first 20 minutes, finished the half with 10.

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