Blame percentages: The initial instinct is to blame everything on Sterling given that he is an awful amalgam of personal racism and professional ineptitude. But the on-court failures are too much to completely ignore, particularly the inexplicable Paul jump pass. If he holds the ball, he likely gets fouled, hits two free throws and closes the game out.
Here’s the breakdown: Sterling saga (53 percent), Paul turnover and late-game collapse (20 percent), Westbrook and Durant doing Westbrook and Durant things (20 percent), questionable officiating (7 percent).
Warriors star Kevin Durant won’t play in Wednesday’s Game 2 against the Trail Blazers in their Western Conference playoff series, coach Steve Kerr confirmed.
Golden State is being cautious with its star small forward after he strained his left calf during Game 1.
It’s not worth it. It’s twinged, Kerr told reporters at Oracle Arena. Throw him out there and he pulls it and he’s out for a few weeks, you feel like an idiot. So we’re going to err on the side of caution, sit him out and hopefully another few days of rest will get him right.
During the regular season, Durant missed 19 games with a left knee injury. He returned for the final three games of the regular season.
The Warriors won Game 1 121-109 Sunday night. Durant scored 32 Cheap High Quality NFL Jerseys points while also hauling in 10 Cheap Google Jerseys rebounds.
Golden State also will play Game 2 without Shaun Livingston (finger) and Matt Barnes (ankle).
We’re pretty thin, Kerr said.