Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant will not be playing in either Game 3 or 4 against the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference Finals series after being evaluated by medical staff. In a statement, the Warriors said that Durant's injury will be looked at again in a week.
Bob Myers said pregame on @NBCSAuthentic that Kevin Durant won't travel to Portland. Game 5 is back in Oakland, next Wednesday, six days from now.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) May 17, 2019
The Warriors also gave an update on DeMarcus Cousins, saying that he will also be reevaluated after a week.
The Warriors just announced that they will re-evaluate the injured Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins in a week … after Game 5 of these Western Conference finals https://t.co/aizV81KakB— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) May 17, 2019
The update on Durant's injury was released just as Game 2 of the series against Portland was about to get underway. Durant suffered the right calf injury on May 8 during Game 5 against the Houston Rockets while Cousins suffered his injury (torn left quadriceps) on April 15.
So many NBA ramifications — tonight, these playoffs, this summer and far beyond — ride on whether this scary Kevin Durant injury is what many fear pic.twitter.com/ZYFDnaUkXX— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) May 9, 2019
The Warriors are currently leading the series against Portland 1-0.
“The series is going to get tougher and tougher. It’s on everybody to step their game up a couple notches.”— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) May 16, 2019
Let’s get it 📶 pic.twitter.com/rcuOU6sW3I