The Warriors dominated the Blazers in a 29-point blowout win in Game 2 even without star forward Kevin Durant.
On Thursday, Durant took to his new personal YouTube page and expressed how much of a "bummer" it was to not play Wednesday night. Durant opened the video sending praise to multiple teammates, saying, "Shout out to the boys, I miss being with them. Hopefully I'm back out there next game."
The eight-time All-Star then opened up on how the injury happened and how he's feeling two days before Game 3 in Portland.
"Unfortante that I pulled my calf in Game 1 in the third quarter," Durant said. "Felt good to finish the game, but afterwards it just tightened up on me a little bit."
If it was up to Durant, he would have played in Game 2. But after missing five weeks with a sprained MCL, the Warriors took caution.
"I was sore for the next few days. Felt like I could go yesterday, but coach Kerr and the training staff and the whole organization told me it would be best to take a couple of days of rest.
"Hopefully I'll see how I feel these next couple of days, you know we got an extra day before the game starts, and we'll see how I feel," Durant said.
As far as Durant is progressing, everything seems to be positive so far.
"I'm getting better every day," Durant said. "Hopefully I can be out there with my teammates grindin' it out, tryin' to move forward and get 'W' in Game 3, so we'll see what happens."
For the basketball junkie Durant, all he wants is to be back on the court. He stayed positive throughout the video, but also expressed how much he can't stand missing games.
"It's a bummer, man," Durant said somberly. "I hate being out. I hate being hurt. You know, obviously it's something that's out of my control right now.
"Just try to get better and work on it every single day. Get as much treatment as I can, ice, do all that good stuff and get ready to be back.
"I'm positive about it, we'll see what happens, like I said."
Durant led the Warriors with 32 points in their Game 1 win. The Warriors take on the Trail Blazers in Game 3 in Portland on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with Warriors Playoff Central beginning at 6:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Bay Area.