Durant cleared to resume full practice after knee injury

Durant returned to practice Friday and experienced no issues with his left knee, so he is set to play Saturday against New Orleans in his return from injury after more than a month on the sidelines.

Meanwhile, the Warriors are on a 13-game winning streak as they have secured the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference Finals.

In an article on their official website, the Warriors said: "Following multiple workout sessions in recent days - including 2-on-2, 3-on-3 and 4-on-4 scrimmages - forward Kevin Durant has been cleared by the team's medical and athletic training staffs to return to full-team practices".

Golden State lost that game to Washington and proceeded to drop four of its next six without Durant.

Kerr said he will monitor Durant's fatigue and feel during the upcoming games. That's my favorite thing to do is to play basketball. "At some point, I would just have to throw myself in the fire". To be away was different and tough but I looked at the big picture. "I knew that was something I could overcome", he said. "So, that day is here and I'm thankful". In doing so, they became the first team in National Basketball Association history to win at least 65 games in three-straight campaigns.

Still, it's hard to think they wouldn't welcome back the 25.3 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 1.6 blocked shots per game Durant brings to the floor.

"When you get banged up in that area, it's going to take some time for you, mentally, to feel like everything is all right", he said.

Stephen Curry had 42 points and 11 assists, leading the Dubs to a 120-111 win in Phoenix that guaranteed the team would finish the season with the NBA's best record.

While Durant returns, the Warriors could be without another star on Saturday.

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