Warriors rout Blazers for 2-0 lead

Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors goes up for a layup over Noah Vonleh against Portland Trailblazers

Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors goes up for a layup over Noah Vonleh against Portland Trailblazers

"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 air on the side of caution. "Hopefully another few days of rest and he's right".

In addition, Golden State guards Shaun Livingston, who has hurt his finger and forward Matt Barnes, who got ankle sprain are out. That leaves Golden State, which is also resting Kevon Looney (left hip), with limited depth along the wing.

Ian Clark scored 13 points, Andre Iguodala contributed 10 rebounds, six assists and six points, and Zaza Pachulia scored 10 points.

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) reacts after scoring against the Portland Trail Blazers during the second half of Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, April 16, 2017. Th. Anchored by an aggressive, switch-heavy defense, the Warriors held off the Spurs for the No. 1 overall seed.

"We're pretty thin", Kerr said.

"These dudes are battle tested", Evan Turner said, "and they go on runs and if you don't come out and do what you need to do and play damn near ideal versus them, they can make a lot of things happen". "He's a rookie and he barely played in Game 1 and when K.D. comes back he's probably not going to play a whole lot. We'll have to find a way". He sat out practice with a strained calf sustained in game one.

The Warriors received outstanding play from all their big men, but the key points of this game were decorated with McGee's fingerprints. The series will now transition to Portland for Games 3 and 4.

The Wizards, like the other home teams in tonight's games, will be looking to go up 2-0 on a Hawks team that appears to lack the necessary punch. Getting those three healthy for a championship push that could stretch deep into June ultimately took priority.

Maurice Harkless scored all of his 15 points in the first half and the Blazers gave up seven straight points to start the third as the Warriors were off and running.

Still, Durant's latest injury is a frustrating setback for a player who was just beginning to return to his dominant ways.

"It's not worth it", Steve Kerr said. They have an identity of how they want to play. "He's bummed out, he wants to play for sure, but he knows that we've got to do the wise thing, we've got to do the smart thing long-term. So you can't get caught up within the individual battle".