Matt Barnes Out Game 1 vs. Trail Blazers with Ankle Injury

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistApril 15, 2017

PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 5:  Matt Barnes #22 of the Golden State Warriors handles the ball during a game against the Phoenix Suns on April 5, 2017 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The Golden State Warriors will be without Matt Barnes for Game 1 of their Western Conference playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers due to an ankle injury. 

Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle reported Barnes would not be available for Sunday's game. 

Barnes signed with the Warriors in March to serve as a depth option after Kevin Durant injured his knee against the Washington Wizards

In 20 games since returning to Golden State, Barnes averaged 5.7 points and 2.3 assists in 20.5 minutes. He sat out the Warriors' final two regular-season games after injuring his ankle against the New Orleans Pelicans on April 8. 


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