Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant will not play in Game 4 of the Finals because of the calf injury that has sidelined him for nearly a month, but Klay Thompson is expected to return Friday for Golden State.

The Warriors initially had been hopeful that Durant would participate in a scrimmage Thursday — a potential precursor to his return to games.

But the team’s training staff was not comfortable allowing Durant to play the scrimmage, according to coach .

Kerr acknowledged that he likely misspoke Wednesday when he said he believed Durant would play in the scrimmage, but he insisted that Durant had not suffered a setback.

“There was no setback,” Kerr said. “I was hoping today would be the day he’d get back on the floor. It’s not going to be today.”

The Warriors received more-positive news regarding Thompson, who missed their Game 3 loss Wednesday night because of a hamstring injury.

Kerr said that “barring something unforeseen,” Thompson will play in Game 4 as the Warriors attempt to even their series with the Toronto Raptors at 2-2.