Kevin Durant returns to Warriors lineup after missing past 2 games with calf injury

PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 27: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors looks on against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center on February 27, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

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.

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.