Warriors F Durant available for Game 4 against the Blazers

Kerr was at the Moda Center on Monday night. If Portland doesn't win, it will at least keep it close enough to where the points come into play once again.

CJ McCollum led the Blazers with 32 points, while Damian Lillard added 31. The Blazers fell 3-0 in the first round to the Lakers in the 2000 playoffs.

"Golden State standout guard Stephen Curry said, according to ESPN, "(Kerr is) obviously going through a lot physically and that's first and foremost for him to take care of himself, make sure he's on the road to recovery and feeling like himself". One has to be able to walk around the sideline under bright lights for several hours on a nightly basis - that does not seem like optimal conditions for the coach right now. A 7-footer known as the Bosnian Beast, Nurkic finished with two points and 11 rebounds. They have won the last three matches in the best-of-seven series, and a victory in Game 4 will see them ease them into the next round.

Kevin Durant returned to play in his first game since straining his left calf during Game 1. Noah Vonleh converted a follow dunk to make it 108-104 with 3:15 to go. In fact, his two 60-win Cleveland teams failed to win the Eastern Conference. Crabbe's 3-pointer and a free throw put Portland up 49-33. The Blazers looking for their win at their home tonight against Warriors. In the 4th quarter, the Dubs continued to hold the lead thanks to the 34 points from Steph.

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr speaks to members of the media in Portland, Ore., Sunday, April 23, 2017. He went on to miss the first 43 games of the season, with Luke Walton serving in his place.

Game 5: Thunder (1-3) at Rockets (3-1), 8 p.m. ET - This could mark the end of Russell Westbrook's historic season.

The Golden State Warriors may have to get used to an absent Steve Kerr for the duration of their playoff run.

Millsap was 12 of 20 from the floor and had five assists.

NEED TO KNOW: The Warriors can sweep the series on Monday and get a bit of rest before they'll face the victor of the first-round series between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Utah Jazz. He took them to 73 regular season wins. If anybody can play, we're going to play them.

Warriors: David West was assessed a flagrant foul for pushing Portland's Evan Turner in the first half.

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