Golden State Warriors small forward Kevin Durant is officially questionable for Saturday night's Game 3 against the Portland Trail Blazers after he participated in practice Friday, according to ESPN.com's Chris Haynes.
Durant missed Game 2 with a strained left calf, but the Warriors still throttled the Blazers 110-81 at Oracle Arena.
During a live stream on YouTube on Thursday, Durant disclosed he felt healthy enough to suit up for Game 2. However, he said the coaching and medical staffs opted to play things safe.
"Felt like I could go yesterday [for Game 2], but Coach [Steve] Kerr and the training staff and the whole organization told me it would be best to give it a few days' rest," he said, per the Mercury News' Daniel Mano. "So hopefully I see how I feel these next couple days. ... Hopefully I can be out there with my teammates, grinding it out, trying to move forward and get a W in Game 3."
The fact that Durant suited up for practice Friday suggests he's making positive strides considering he was absent for shootaround in advance of Game 2.
Game 3 is slated to tip off Saturday evening at Moda Center (10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN) as the Warriors eye a commanding 3-0 series lead.