Durant optimistic of playing in Warriors' Game 3 at Portland
Many thought that this could be the end for the Golden State Warriors' winning streak as they were coming into the game vulnerable and with a diminished team. He, Steph Curry and Klay Thompson average 20-plus points per game for the league's No. 1 regular-season scoring offense. It didn't happen Sunday as the Warriors posted a 121-109 victory to open their best-of-seven playoff series.
The game was won on the Warriors' defensive end, where the Trail Blazers were harassed into 33.3 per cent shooting overall and a 7-for-34 night on three-pointers. Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard, center, drives past Golden State Warriors'JaVale McGee (1) during the first half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Oakland, Ca. Durant injured his calf during the Warriors' game one win April 16.
The first-year Warrior sat out 19 straight games late in the season with a sprained left knee. It seemed like a odd comment, given Golden State's defensive performance that preceded it.
JaVale McGee said they miss not having Durant in the lineup but they also know how to adjust when he is not there. How many teams can say they'll be just fine without someone as talented as Durant playing?
"I think to beat the Warriors, we're going to have to maybe make that extra pass more often and be able to depend on guys more often to allow them to have that type of success so we can actually beat them", Lillard said.
On Sunday, Lillard and McCollum cut into the lane, finished with acrobatics, fired away from long-range, combined for 54 shot attempts, and basically were a two-man gang that kept the game tied through three quarters. The Warriors did not let Lillard or CJ McCollum get clean looks. "We've got to be ready, to be prepared, for their punch", Washington's Otto Porter said of bracing for a desperate Atlanta approach to Game 2.
Durant has managed 25.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists in his first season in the Bay Area after choosing the Warriors in free agency.
In the fourth stanza, the Warriors increased their lead to more than 30 points in the fourth quarter and cruised to the win. In Game 1, Lillard and McCollum had the best combined half of their careers.
Guard Shaun Livingston also is out with a sprained right index finger and bruised hand, while forward Matt Barnes is still working back from a sprained right ankle and foot. In the long term, it's better for him to take all the time he needs to get back on the court. "I hate being hurt", Durant said.
Game three is in Atlanta on Saturday as the Wizards have won five in a row over the Hawks.
French President Francois Hollande said he was convinced the circumstances of the attack in a country pointed to a terrorist act. The claim of responsibility came unusually swiftly for the group, which has been losing territory in Iraq and Syria.
It is worth noting , Sefolosha was banged up toward the end of the season, but all reports are that he is now healthy. Both guards recovered from injuries early in the season, but each played at least 77 games and averaged 23.1 points.
Department of Agriculture that he said "indicates that poor results in the U.S. sector are due to U.S. and global overproduction". Some hope that President Donald Trump will renegotiate NAFTA, a promise he ran on during the 2016 campaign.
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Bush Novak told Reuters that Williams meant to sit out the remainder of the 2017 season and return next year. She later deleted it, and a congratulatory tweet from the Women's Tennis Association was also removed.
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After becoming the point guard of the Houston Rockets, Harden lead the entire National Basketball Association in assists per game. But Westbrook and the Thunder were unable to exact revenge in the four games between these two teams during the regular season.
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Samardzija (0-2) held the Diamondbacks to three runs despite allowing five hits and four walks in 6 2/3 innings. "I enjoyed it. Jarrett Parker added a two-run triple for San Francisco. "(Ray) gave us a quality outing", Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said.