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Kevin Durant out for Game 2 of NBA Finals

Houston Rockets v Golden State Warriors - Game Five

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - MAY 08: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors walks off the court after injuring himself against the Houston Rockets during Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2019 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 08, 2019 in Oakland, California. 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. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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TORONTO – Kevin Durant was very clearly going to miss Game 2 of the NBA Finals, but the Warriors hadn’t officially ruled him out.

Until now.

“Kevin’s not going to play Sunday,” Golden State coach Steve Kerr said. “I guess we’ve sort of been holding out hope. But I might as well just say it now.”

Durant is reportedly expected to return in Game 3 or 4.

Kerr said he doesn’t envision using Durant in a limited role. Once Durant is healthy enough to play, the Warriors will determine how many minutes he can handle given the inevitable conditioning issues stemming from his calf strain. Then, Durant will play as much as he can.

Kerr also revealed Andre Iguodala, who injured his leg late in Game 1, underwent an MRI today. Though he didn’t know the results of that test, Kerr said Iguodala “seems to be doing well” and relayed that Iguodala said he “felt pretty good.”

Update: Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle: