Warriors F Durant available for Game 4 against the Blazers
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Golden State's Kevin Durant is available to play in Monday night's Game 4 against the Portland Trail Blazers after missing the past two games because of a strained left calf, the Warriors announced.
Durant participated in shootaround earlier in the day, but was listed as questionable going into the game. The Warriors led the series 3-0 with a chance to eliminate the Blazers.
Durant injured his calf in the third quarter of Game 1. He had 32 points and 10 rebounds in Golden State's 121-109 victory, but said his calf tightened up on him afterward.
Matt Barnes (right ankle/foot sprain), and Shaun Livingston (right index finger sprain) were ruled out for Monday's game. Livingston played in Game 1.
The Warriors were also without head coach Steve Kerr, who will also miss the game because of symptoms related to back surgery. Assistant Mike Brown will take over the team for the second straight game.