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Warriors move on with a sweep of the Trail Blazers

September 26 2017, 07:21 | Van Peters

Durant practiced Friday and participated in Saturday's shoot-around but sat out that night's game, a 119-113 win for Golden State.

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is out indefinitely because of a "mysterious" illness that the club is trying to identify. Rondo stuck out his leg at Crowder with 31.1 seconds left in the first quarter as the forward ran by.

The live streaming of NBA Playoff game between Golden State Warriors - Portland Trail Blazers will be telecasted on TNT, CSN Bay area. McGee contributed a few back-breaking slam dunks that energized his fellow Warriors.

The Warriors silenced the Moda Center crowd early, outshooting Portland 62.5 percent to 29.6 percent in the first quarter before going on to finish with a 53.5-percent to 38.8-percent advantage for the game. Playing in just 16 minutes Nurkic managed to grab 11 rebounds and score two points. He suffered an MCL sprain and was sidelined until the end of the regular season.

Warriors at Trail Blazers, Golden State leads 3-0.

The Warriors scored 45 first-quarter points and never looked back. ESPN's Ramona Shelbourne reported in 2016 that Kerr was suffering from debilitating head aches after the surgery, which held him out of the beginning of last season. Assistant Mike Brown has served as head coach in Kerr's absence.

After Steve Kerr's announcement Sunday afternoon that his postseason availability is in jeopardy due to health issues, the man standing in between the Warriors and another title sent the ailing coach his regards Monday afternoon.

Damian Lillard scored 34 on 12 of 24 shooting, the only Portland starter to score in double figures. They came out of the break and continued to dominate, leading by 33 points halfway through the third period; 93-60.

The Portland Trail Blazers had game three wrapped up before they choked the game away like so many teams in the playoffs have in the first round.

Powell was put into the lineup for Game Five in Milwaukee after Toronto's poor effort in Game Four.

However, that likely won't happen.

WILL HE OR WON'T HE: While the prevailing wisdom suggests the Warriors should just rest Durant for Game 4 since the Warriors are so close to wrapping up the series, it sounded on Saturday night as though he may still be hoping to play. They are simply too much for the Trail Blazers, even when they aren't at full strength.

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