Durant to miss WCF game one

Kevin Durant drives to the hoop against James Harden during the NBA's western conference...
Kevin Durant drives to the hoop against James Harden during the NBA's western conference semifinals last week. Photo: Getty Images
Kevin Durant will miss game 1 of the NBA's western conference finals against the visiting Portland Trail Blazers.

A right calf strain suffered in the conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets has ruled the forward out of tomorrow's game.

ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reported that the two-time NBA Finals MVP will not be re-evaluated until Friday (NZT), leaving his status for that night's game two unknown.

Injured during last week's game five win against Houston, the 30-year-old forward did not travel to for game six on Saturday, when Golden State finished off the Rockets with a 118-113 victory.

A 10-time All-Star, Durant is averaging a league-high 34.2 points this postseason with 5.2 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.2 steals in 11 games.

"It's obviously a huge loss. Our team has a lot of confidence," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said last week after an MRI confirmed the extent of Durant's injury.

"We trust each other. They've won championships together. So we come out and give it our best shot."

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