The Golden State Warriors are up 2-0 on the Portland Trail Blazers, having won the first two games of their Western Conference Playoff by an average of 20.5 points.
Kevin Durant updated his fans on the status of his calf injury via YouTube last Thursday and explained why he had to sit out playing in Game 2.
"You got to be aggressive". The Warriors pulled away in the fourth quarter of Game 1 to win by 12 points, and they completely dominated Game 2, winning 110-81. It's a 48-minute game, and to win we had to come out (of halftime) with even more urgency against that team and we didn't do that.
"I miss being out there with them, and hopefully I'm out there the next game", Durant said according to ESPN. "If it was game seven of the Finals, he'd play because we're not talking about anything that could damage his career". "We need to learn a lesson from that team".
Elsewhere, Eric Gordon and Lou Williams caught fire in the fourth quarter as the Houston Rockets rallied for a 115-111 playoff win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, who lost despite another historic 50-point night by Russell Westbrook.
Game 3 starts at 10:30 p.m. EDT Saturday night.
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Furthermore, they were drawn against Celta Vigo in the semi-finals of the Europa League on Friday afternoon. Hopefully it is not too serious because they are two big players for us", said midfielder Michael Carrick.
His scoring total was the highest for a postseason triple-double in National Basketball Association history.
"I'm not a moral victory guy, especially now after three games in a row", Miles said. "I don't care about the (personal stats)".
"A lot of people do talk about the four of us, but one thing that's constant in this organization is everybody - the strength in numbers", Green said, "the depth that we rely on so heavily throughout the course of the year and through the playoffs". He finished with 19 points and eight boards. "We want 100 percent health". The Warriors defeated the Trail Blazers 121-109.
Paul Millsap had 27 points and 10 rebounds for the Hawks.
David West dished out five of his season-best six assists in short order during one second-quarter flurry to get the offense rolling April 4 while facing Minnesota.