Kevin Durant's calf strain a worry for Warriors ahead of Game 2

Kevin Durant won't play for Warriors in Game 2 of playoffs

Warriors lead Trail Blazers 83-54 at the end of the 3rd Q with no Durant.

Led by Durant's performance, the Warriors cruised to a 121-109 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 1 of their first-round series in front of the usual sold out crowd at Oracle Arena. Durant's absence due to a calf injury, could have put them in Playoffs jeopardy.

Golden State is the best team in the league this is an absolute fact.

The typically spot-on Splash Brothers weren't hitting consistently. Kevin Durant is questionable for Wednesday night's Game 2 against the Portland Trail Blazers. How much of the offensive stagnation is on Westbrook and how much of that falls on his teammates depends on which side of the chicken-egg debate you stand on, but it did work well for them in a lot of close games this season.

Draymond Green put together another fantastic all-around game, getting 12 rebounds, 10 assists, six points and three more blocked shots after swatting five in Sunday's win.

Yet star-studded Golden State kept bringing in reinforcements to back Durant's 32-point outing and 29 points from Curry.

It doesn't seem entirely likely that McCollum and Lillard will be this good again in Game 2; and it seems extremely probable that Curry and Thompson will be livelier and more productive in the next one and the one after that. "We know how we execute what our bread and butter is at the other end of the floor and we've got to rely on that and not get into that one-on-one battle at all". "Felt like I could go yesterday (for Game 2), but Coach (Steve) Kerr and the training staff and the whole organization told me it would be best to give it a few days rest".

If the Golden State Warriors want to take a 2-0 lead in the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs, they might have to do so without their best player.

Naturally, Durant was disappointed, Kerr said. Portland, however, had 19 giveaways, off which the Warriors scored 20 points.

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Obviously, not having starting center Jusuf Nurkic hurts in that regard, but no one else on Portland's roster looked capable of making an impact.

The Thunder held a 92-86 lead after three quarters, but Westbrook made only four of his 18 shots in the final quarter and was just two of 11 from behind the three-point line for the game. McCollum had 27 first half points on Sunday, weaving to any spot he wanted and finishing with flair. "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. "We didn't do that".

PRESSURE IS ON: An argument could be made it's actually on Golden State.

If the Warriors need some energy on offense?

Westbrook set a franchise playoff scoring record and added 13 assists and 10 rebounds in the most points ever scored in a post-season triple-double. McGee did his thing with three alley-oops in the first and two on consecutive possessions late in the period.

He went 7-for-7 from the field, scoring 15 points over the Trail Blazers.

Warriors: Thompson matched Hall of Famer Rick Barry for second place on the franchise list for postseason games played with 66.

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.

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