Golden State star Kevin Durant will not play in Game 3 on Wednesday.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr announced the update at his news conference on Tuesday.
"But he's ramping up his exercise routine, his workouts," Kerr said.
Durant, who hasn’t played since injuring his calf in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against Houston, is getting closer, but the Warriors have been patient and cautious with his return. He planned to get a workout in later Tuesday at the team’s practice facility, Kerr said.
"He was here for our film session and for some treatment, but he'll be getting some work in this afternoon," Kerr said. "He's out for tomorrow, but improving. And we'll just keep updating you when we have something."
The Warriors have not said this publicly, but targeting a Game 4 return is not out of the question. He will get work in Tuesday and Wednesday with the opportunity to practice more on Thursday ahead of Friday's Game 4.
Durant didn't practice with the Warriors on Tuesday, and he has yet to get on the court for a structured session since getting injured May 8 in Game 5 against the Houston Rockets. Durant was set to get some work on the court later Tuesday at the practice facility.
Guard Klay Thompson practiced two days after sustaining a mild strain to his left hamstring that forced him out of Game 2. He is listed as questionable for Game 3.
Thompson said his discomfort Tuesday was bearable - ''the pain level wasn't too crazy at all.''
''It will be a game-time decision. But for me personally, it would be hard to see me not playing. Hopefully, I'll feel much better tomorrow and be a go for tipoff,'' Thompson said.
Along with Durant, Golden State is also down backup big man Kevon Looney. He suffered a non-displaced cartilage fracture on the right side of his collarbone area and will miss the remainder of The Finals.
''He's had such a great season, such a great postseason run,'' coach Steve Kerr said. ''Fortunately, it won't affect his future, but it's a big loss for us.''