NBA Finals Shift West for Game 3
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Kevin Durant is out and Klay Thompson is questionable as the two Golden State Warriors stars battle injuries ahead of Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
Durant, who has not played since injuring his calf on May 8 against the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference semifinals, did not participate in Tuesday's practice but appears to be getting closer to a return as he continues to work behind the scenes.
"Kevin is going to get on the floor at the practice facility later today," coach Steve Kerr said. "He did not get on the floor here. He was here for our film session and for some treatment, but he'll be getting some work in this afternoon. He's out for [Wednesday], but improving. And we'll just keep updating you when we have something."
Kerr said prior to Game 2 in Toronto Raptors that it was "feasible" that Durant could practice just once and then be cleared to play. The Warriors are scheduled to practice on Thursday with Game 4 on Friday night.
As for Thompson, he is optimistic about playing in Game 3, but it all hinges on how his injured hamstring is feeling on Wednesday night.