Warriors F Kevin Durant out for Game 2 against the Blazers

This is the reason why until further notice, Warriors forward Kevin Durant is listed as questionable, which means that there is a very strong likelihood that he will not play in Game 2 of the Warriors-Blazers first-round series Wednesday at Oracle Arena. Leaving the supporting cast of the Blazers wide open on almost every possession, they swarmed the two guards at the paint, forcing them into the same tough midrange floaters they started missing and closing off the 3-pt line. Golden State took an 83-58 lead after three quarters. In the 2nd half, the defense continued to stifle the Trailblazers. They've been a top-five defense, efficiency-wise, for four straight years.

In addition, Golden State guards Shaun Livingston, who has hurt his finger and forward Matt Barnes, who got ankle sprain are out.

A number of questionable shots and breakdowns on defence by Cleveland allowed IN to make a late charge, but none of this seems to concern the player carrying the team's title hopes.

Los Angeles stormed to a 12-point lead in the first quarter, reeling off the kind of dunks that earned the team's Lob City moniker years ago.

We obviously still have got lots of good players.

In the Regular season of this National Basketball Association, the Warriors dominated the Blazers in all the four games.

Green has shot an efficient 47 percent from the field, including 57 percent on seven 3-point attempts in this series.

Afterr the Barkley comment, the Warriors only performed better defensively.

The Warriors move to Portland for the next two games, and even if they don't have Durant for both of them, they should be favored to complete the sweep with the way the first two have gone. Meanwhile the Blazers are 8-1 ATS in their last nine home games, 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games overall and 7-18-2 ATS in their last 27 Conference Quarterfinals games.

McGee didn't miss a shot, going a flawless 7-for-7 from the floor, finishing with 15 points, five rebounds and four blocks in 13 minutes off the bench.

"You've got to defend, especially in the play-offs".

While the Warriors' bigs were helping out on the perimeter, the wing guys were protecting the rim. Durant talked mostly about his recovery from a calf issue sustained in the third quarter of Sunday's Game 1 against the Blazers. But none of them were ready to play tonight.

-KERR: No, he won't play. Speaking of that, I have a little calf injury, Unfortunate that I pulled my calf in Game 1 in the third quarter. "That was an incredible play".

"I'm getting better every day", Durant said. Warriors won the first game on Sunday. He guarded Lillard and handled himself fine while staying aggressive on offense when needed.

Curry generally receives most of his accolades and highlight reels for his three-point shooting and ball-handling skills, but he also contributes on the defensive end of the floor. The defensive ace had three blocks to go along with 12 rebounds and 10 assists.

Zaza Pachulia's contributions should not go lost in the shuffle, either.

The Warriors' 11 blocked shots contributed to the visitors' 30-for-90 night. After scoring a combined 75 points on 28-of-54 shooting in Game 1, Lillard and McCollum finished with just 23 points on 9-of-34 shooting last night. How many teams can say they'll be just fine without someone as talented as Durant playing?