Kevin Durant returns to Warriors lineup after missing past 2 games with calf injury
The Golden State Warriors still don’t know when head coach Steve Kerr might be returning, but they will have Kevin Durant back in the lineup in a potential closeout game against the Blazers on Monday.
UPDATE: Kevin Durant (left calf strain) is available to play. Barnes (right ankle/foot) & Livingston (right index finger & hand) are out.
— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) April 25, 2017
Durant missed the previous two games after suffering a left calf strain, but Golden State hasn’t missed a beat, taking a 3-0 series lead in its first-round matchup against Portland. The four-time scoring champ played a critical role in the Warriors’ Game 1 victory, scoring 32 points and adding 11 rebounds.
Durant’s return is good news for a team that likely won’t have Kerr on the sidelines for the foreseeable future. Kerr said Sunday he potentially could miss the rest of the postseason if the pain, which is a result of complications from back surgery he had almost two years ago, doesn’t subside.