superstar is “not close” to returning from his calf injury, a league source told .
The forward suffered the injury in Game 5 of the team’s second-round series against the.
Durant missed Tuesday’s series-opening win over theand was reportedly ruled for Game 2 on Wednesday. He’ll be re-evaluated ahead of the game, reports Shelburne, but head coach Steve Kerr wasn’t optimistic about the 10-time All-Star’s status after Monday’s practice.
“Everyone needs to slow down a little bit on the Kevin stuff,” Kerr told reporters. “He hasn’t even stepped on the floor yet. … He still has pain. So there’s some time ahead of him on the rehab process.”
Durant is averaging a league-high 34.2 points per contest and ranks third with a 65.5 true shooting percentage across 11 postseason games. The 30-year-old is also connecting on 51.3 percent of his attempts from the floor – including a 41.6 percent clip from distance – while adding 5.2 boards and 4.9 assists per game.
Golden State will look to take a 2-0 series lead over the Trail Blazers when the Western Conference final resumes Thursday at Oracle Arena.
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