OAKLAND, Calif. — Kevin Durant dealt with so much scrutiny when he decided to join Golden State last July, he keeps reminding himself of that and considering the big picture as he waits again to get healthy and help his team.

“It’s not life or death. I’m not on my death bed,” Durant said Friday. “I got on the court today. It’s not the end of the world. … When I came here, a lot of people in this basketball bubble made it feel like it was the worst thing I ever did in life. It felt like I killed somebody. So, I have to step back and look at it and realize it’s not serious at all. It’s basketball. That’s all it is, it’s just basketball.”

Durant participated in a light practice and was still listed as questionable to play in Game 3 of the playoffs Saturday at Portland because of a strained left calf.

He appeared to be moving well while doing shooting work alongside Stephen Curry after the workout, though Coach Steve Kerr doesn’t plan to play Durant until he’s been deemed fully healthy without risk of making the injury worse.

“I’m not ready to say he’s 100 percent, (and) so as long he’s not 100 percent, we’ve got to be cautious and make the right decision,” Kerr said.

WIZARDS: Backup center Ian Mahinmi will miss at least Games 3 and 4 of the first-round series against the Atlanta Hawks.

Washington Coach Scott Brooks said Mahinmi’s strained left calf was re-evaluated and has improved but he “definitely won’t play the next few games.”

Washington leads Atlanta 2-0, with the Hawks hosting Game 3 on Saturday.

TRAIL BLAZERS: Portland upgraded center Jusuf Nurkic to doubtful for Game 3 of its playoff series against the Golden State Warriors.

The Warriors have a 2-0 lead in the series, which shifts to Portland on Saturday night.

Nurkic missed the final seven games of the regular season and the first two playoff games at Golden State because of a nondisplaced fracture in his right leg. He averaged 15.2 points, 10.4 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in 20 games with the Blazers after being acquired from Denver in February.