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Amick: Kevin Durant “Probably Closer to Doubtful”

Kevin Durant (calf) may be sidelined for Game 2 in the Blazers-Warriors playoff series.

NBA: Playoffs-Portland Trail Blazers at Golden State Warriors Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Marc Stein of ESPN reports that the Warriors are giving serious thought to resting Kevin Durant as a precaution.

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (calf strain) is listed as questionable to participate in Game 2 against the Portland Trail Blazers tonight, but Sam Amick of USA Today reports that his ‘questionable’ status may have drifted toward doubtful.

Durant, a former MVP and four-time NBA scoring champion, has been pivotal to the Warriors’ success on both ends of the floor this season. When he sustained a Grade 2 MCL sprain on February 28, the West-leading Warriors dropped five of the first seven games that he missed, before returning to form and finishing the regular season on a 15-1 run.

If Durant is unable to play and the Warriors need time to adjust, the Trail Blazers have a better chance of evening the series at 1-1 before returning to Portland for Game 3 on Saturday. Durant scored 32 points and corralled 10 rebounds in the Warriors’ Game 1 victory.