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Warriors coach Steve Kerr says Kevin Durant essentially has no timetable to return

Warriors coach Steve Kerr says Kevin Durant essentially has no timetable to return

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr says Kevin Durant is making good progress in his recovery from a right calf strain, but the team doesn’t know when the superstar small forward will return to the lineup. The Warriors have already ruled out Durant for Games 3 and 4 of the Western Conference Finals against […] The post Warriors coach Steve Kerr says Kevin Durant essentially has no timetable to return appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints May 17, 2019
Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins ahead of Kevin Durant in return from injury

Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins ahead of Kevin Durant in return from injury

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr says DeMarcus Cousins is ahead of Kevin Durant in his rehab. Cousins suffered a torn left quad in Game 2 of the first round against the Los Angeles Clippers. Kerr says Cousins is ahead of Durant in terms of his ability to get out on the court and […] The post Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins ahead of Kevin Durant in return from injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints May 17, 2019
Charles Barkley boldly states Golden State can’t win NBA Finals without Kevin Durant

Charles Barkley boldly states Golden State can’t win NBA Finals without Kevin Durant

Let’s for a second pretend that the Golden State Warriors make the finals (it looks like they will) and that Kevin Durant, who is currently battling a calf strain, is unavailable. Will the Warriors be able to beat their Eastern Conference opponent? Charles Barkley says not a chance: Anybody who thinks theyre going to win […] The post Charles Barkley boldly states Golden State can’t win NBA Finals without Kevin Durant appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints May 17, 2019
Kevin Durant’s halftime advice was key in Golden State comeback vs. Blazers

Kevin Durant’s halftime advice was key in Golden State comeback vs. Blazers

Kevin Durant might be absent from the court during the last three games after suffering a strained calf injury in the third quarter of Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals, yet the Golden State Warriors leading scorer is still present in mind. According to Draymond Green, it was Durant’s outside perception that ultimately pepped-talked […] The post Kevin Durant’s halftime advice was key in Golden State comeback vs. Blazers appeared first on ClutchPoints.
The Mercury News May 17, 2019
Warriors’ Kevin Durant skewers Trail Blazers with a red-hot diss after Game 2

Warriors’ Kevin Durant skewers Trail Blazers with a red-hot diss after Game 2

The Warriors rallied from 17 points down to defeat the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals.
ClutchPoints May 17, 2019
Draymond Green says Kevin Durant widens Golden State’s margin for error

Draymond Green says Kevin Durant widens Golden State’s margin for error

Draymond Green is full aware the Golden State Warriors will need Kevin Durant to reach their goal of a third straight title, but he also noted how his team now has a tighter margin for error without him on the floor. Durant suffered a strained calf in the closing minutes of the third quarter of […] The post Draymond Green says Kevin Durant widens Golden State’s margin for error appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints May 17, 2019
Draymond Green says it’s ‘very idiotic’ to say Golden State is better without Kevin Durant

Draymond Green says it’s ‘very idiotic’ to say Golden State is better without Kevin Durant

Despite the optics, Draymond Green is not buying into the narrative that the Golden State Warriors are a better team without Kevin Durant. The Warriors have won three straight games and a pivotal fourth quarter against the Houston Rockets without Durant, but that short sample isn’t enough for Green to bite on that spin. “That’s idiotic,” […] The post Draymond Green says it’s ‘very idiotic’ to say Golden State is better without Kevin Durant appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Golden State Of Mind May 17, 2019
Analysis: Warriors dominate the second half in 114-111 win over Portland

Analysis: Warriors dominate the second half in 114-111 win over Portland

Trailing by as many as 17 points, the Warriors storm back, outscoring the Trail Blazers 64-46 after halftime, to earn the victory in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals. After their win in Game 1 of the 2019 Western Conference Finals, the Warriors looked like they were ready to roll over the Portland Trail Blazers on their way to another NBA Finals. Though the Warriors would be without Kevin Durant, they still looked like the better team and a Game 2 win was a foregone conclusion. But the Trail Blazers had other designs, playing much better in Game 2 and leading by as many as 17 points...
Hoops Habit May 17, 2019

Golden State Warriors: 3 takeaways from Game 2 comeback vs. Blazers

It took a double-digit comeback for the Golden State Warriors to steal Game 2 of the 2019 Western Conference Finals from the Portland Trail Blazers. There is a group of NBA fans of the belief that the Golden State Warriors are better without Kevin Durant on the court. Those people weren’t feeling too good about […] Golden State Warriors: 3 takeaways from Game 2 comeback vs. Blazers - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
ClutchPoints May 17, 2019
Kevin Durant is great, but the Golden State Warriors system is greater

Kevin Durant is great, but the Golden State Warriors system is greater

In the Golden State Warriors offensive system, the nucleus is joy. They emphasize passing, movement, cutting, while in the process looking for the extra pass. In the pre-Kevin Durant years, 15-0 runs at the Oracle Arena were like witnessing an avalanche. But when Durant went down near the end of the third quarter in Game […] The post Kevin Durant is great, but the Golden State Warriors system is greater appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Golden State Of Mind May 17, 2019
The Golden Breakdown: How the Warriors rallied from a 15-point halftime deficit

The Golden Breakdown: How the Warriors rallied from a 15-point halftime deficit

After allowing the Blazers offense to run wild in the first half, the Warriors defense went to work after halftime, allowing only 46 points the rest of the way to take a commanding 2-0 series lead. It took one full half for the Golden State Warriors to realize that they weren’t in Kansas anymore. After demolishing the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals, the Warriors entered Game 2 with a somewhat relaxed attitude. If anything, Game 1 showed that even without Kevin Durant, the Warriors were clearly the superior team. They relied on their tried-and-true...
ClutchPoints May 17, 2019
Warriors’ Steve Kerr admits Kevin Durant’s injury was ‘more serious’ than initially thought

Warriors’ Steve Kerr admits Kevin Durant’s injury was ‘more serious’ than initially thought

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has admitted that the injury to Kevin Durant was ‘more serious’ than the team initially thought. In a postgame interview after their Game 2 win over the Portland Trail Blazers, Kerr shared the news, per Marc Stein of the New York Times. “It’s a little more serious than […] The post Warriors’ Steve Kerr admits Kevin Durant’s injury was ‘more serious’ than initially thought appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Golden State Of Mind May 17, 2019
Podcast: Vintage Warriors show up just in time to win Game 2

Podcast: Vintage Warriors show up just in time to win Game 2

Steph Curry and Draymond Green had throwback performances in a victory over the Blazers. The Golden State Warriors Game 2 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers felt very, very sweet. After news broke before the game that Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins will likely be out for the rest of the Conference Finals, the game felt a little bit more important. And when the Warriors trailed by 15 at the half, it felt really important. But the vintage Warriors showed up just in time, with an offensive explosion from Steph Curry, a dominant two-way performance by Draymond Green, and a clutch...
ClutchPoints May 17, 2019
Warriors’ Kevin Durant says Blazers ‘ain’t trying to go’ to the Finals

Warriors’ Kevin Durant says Blazers ‘ain’t trying to go’ to the Finals

The underdog Portland Trail Blazers definitely don’t need any extra motivation to win the Western Conference Finals, and the heavily-favored Golden State Warriors definitely don’t need to hear anything that could spark more frequent bouts of on-court complacency. After the Warriors’ hard-fought Game 2 win over the Blazers on Thursday night, though, an injured Kevin […] The post Warriors’ Kevin Durant says Blazers ‘ain’t trying to go’ to the Finals appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge May 17, 2019
Kevin Durant Claims Trail Blazers “Don’t Want to Go” to NBA Finals

Kevin Durant Claims Trail Blazers “Don’t Want to Go” to NBA Finals

The All-NBA forward gets in a dig at Golden State’s opponent during the Game 2 celebration. Due to a calf injury, Kevin Durant has not yet been able to play in the 2019 Western Conference Finals against the Portland Trail Blazers. The Golden State Warriors announced tonight that Durant would not be making the trip to Portland for Games 3 and 4. That did not stop him from standing in the tunnel to give the Blazers bulletin board material following Portland’s narrow 111-114 loss in Game 2. ESPN cameras found Durant congratulating teammates post-game, greeting them with hand slaps and...

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