Kevin Durant won't play for Warriors in Game 2 of playoffs
OAKLAND, Calif. - The Golden State Warriors clamped down on the Portland Trail Blazers 110-81 on Wednesday to take a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference first-round series, using a dominant defensive performance that belied their injury issues. Following Wednesday's contest, the Warriors don't play until Saturday, which would give him a full five days off to rest the calf and get it as close to 100 percent as possible. When Durant missed a quarter of the season with a strained MCL and bone bruise in his left leg, the Warriors started Matt Barnes and/or rookie Patrick McCaw at various instances. He returned for the final three games of the regular season and recorded a pair of double-doubles alongside a 29-point outing.
In the game-1 loss, CJ McCollum scored game-high 41 points while Damian Lillard posted 34 for the Blazers.
"We saw some things we definitely need to improve on going into Game 2", Washington coach Scott Brooks said. Kent Bazemore committed a two costly turnovers when the Hawks tried to play just a couple minutes without a traditional point guard.
"Our offense got scattered, we were rushing everything".
Golden State struggled mightily when Durant went down at the end of February, but they quickly rebounded.
US VP Pence assures Japan: America is with you '100 percent'
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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.
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. Coming off one of the greatest individual regular seasons in National Basketball Association history, Stephen Curry suffered multiple injuries in last year's postseason and missed six games.
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The Warriors have become accustomed to playing without their top player in big games ever since past year. A 121-109 defeat is not as bad as many thought, but still leaves a lot to be desired if you are a Blazers fan.
Kerr hopes to have a healthy lineup for Game 3, though might choose to hold out Durant again given the series lead.
Within a day, authorities expanded the search nationwide and offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to his capture. When Stephens ordered, the employee stalled by giving him his chicken nuggets but told him his fries weren't ready yet.
The suspected chemical attack on Khan Sheikhoun on Wednesday left 89 people dead. "I think we ought to ask them that question". McMaster said the United States was "prepared to do more" regarding military action in Syria if necessary.
Happ is coming off a career season in 2016, posting a 20-4 record with a 3.18 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP over 195 innings pitched. He underwent an MRI on Monday, which revealed he did indeed have inflammation that supposedly isn't serious.
The Bucks are 40-38 on the season with four games left to play. "The crowd was screaming it, so yeah I heard it", Westbrook said. James registered 18 points, 11 rebounds , and 11 assists in 37 minutes for his 12th triple-double this season.
Actress Charlize Theron attends the " Fast & Furious 8 " photocall at the Villamagna Hotel on April 6, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. The recent installments have improved in quality, receiving much higher scores with critics than the first four films.
For the second time in three days, the Miami Marlins' bullpen let a no-hitter fall a few outs short of completion. Along with his fourth home run of the season, Yelich's catch in the first inning will be tough to top all season.
Bill O'Reilly has released an updated statement after the official announcement of him leaving FOX News Channel. Shares in Twenty-First Century Fox were down less than 1 per cent at $30.50 in Wednesday afternoon trading.
See Cristiano Ronaldo's post-match changing room celebrations with his teammates after scoring 100 Champions League goals. Bayern lost 4-2 in extra time at Real Madrid to go out of the Champions League quarterfinals 6-3 on aggregate.
Joel Ward added two assists. "Whether it's on our power play or 5-on-5, we can be a little better there". "We rode that momentum". Your coach, Peter DeBoer, says the decision will be up to you. "We've been saying we have confidence in it", Joe Thornton said.
The deal represents the same "failed approach of the past" that brought us to the threat of North Korea, he noted. The Trump administration, however, has "no intention of passing the buck to a future administration".
Warren Gatland reveals hardest decisions in Lions squad
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Will Smith tipped to star in live action remake of Aladdin
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Palestinian prisoners on mass hunger strike
The prisoners also demand to have periodic medical checkups and to increase the number of visits by the International Red Cross. Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners began a mass open-ended hunger strike Monday to protest Israel's detention policies.
Keuchel, Reddick lead Astros to 5-1 win over Angels
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Easy choice: Browns CB Haden wants Garrett with No. 1 pick
When Brown was asked if he envisions trading for a veteran quarterback on draft weekend, he said, "No", and left it at that. In addition to this, any idea given to Cleveland trading down from No. 1 overall can pretty much be thrown out the window.