Published: Sat, May 18, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Trail Blazers vs. Warriors Odds, Prediction: Game 2 NBA Playoffs

Trail Blazers vs. Warriors Odds, Prediction: Game 2 NBA Playoffs

Kevin Durant has not played since Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals when he suffered a strained calf.

However, the Warriors reached the NBA Finals twice - winning once - and they won a record 73 games before Durant arrived.

But right down the line, from Kerr to the team's veterans, all have been measured in making sure they acknowledge Durant's greatness and value even as they play well without him.

"We can't sit and look over our shoulder and say, 'Hey, man, when is K going to be back?' " forward Draymond Green told reporters after Game 2.

According to ESPN's report, Durant is officially out for Game 3 and Game 4 of the Portland series.

Game three will be Saturday night, and we'll have to see how Golden State does without their best player on the court once again. Lillard, who ended the night with 23 points, failed to register a bucket in the final 7 minutes and 42 seconds of the game.

Steph and his brother Seth are facing each other in the Western Conference finals and are the first brothers to square off in this round of the playoffs.

Seth Curry got the best of Stephen early Thursday, but the Warriors came out on top.

Green continued to defend Durant by pointing to how much of an impact the 10-time All-Star makes when he's healthy and on the court. I didn't shoot the ball well for 4 1/2 games the last series and got off to a good start tonight. Golden State is favored by seven points in the latest Warriors vs. Blazers odds, while the over-under for total points scored is 219.5.

Curry led the way with a game-high 36 points, seven assists and six rebounds.

"I think we played a awful game and we still had a chance going into the fourth quarter, so we need to tighten some things up and look forward to the game on Thursday", Portland guard CJ McCollum said, per AP. "Down eight points with what, four minutes to go, or whatever it was, just got to keep going, because we know we can erase eight points". "They gave us a great punishing". This is our third game, three and a half games really, without him.

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