Warriors forward Kevin Durant will not play in the team's Western Conference finals Game 2 matchup against the Trail Blazers on Thursday, Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes reported on Wednesday.
Durant suffered a right calf strain in the second round's Game 5 battle against the Rockets after making a jumper late in the third quarter. The news was widely expected, as coach Steve Kerr told reporters after practice on Monday that "everyone needs to slow down a little bit on the Kevin stuff. He hasn't even stepped on the floor yet."
Durant did not play in the Warriors' Western Conference finals Game 1 outing on Tuesday.