Kevin Durant OUT Remainder of Warriors-Rockets Series

Kevin Durant OUT Remainder of Warriors-Rockets Series

Kevin Durant OUT Remainder of Warriors-Rockets Series

The Dubs got some good news in the immediate aftermath when it was announced Durant suffered a calf strain and not a serious injury to his achilles. Durant did not appear to make contact with Shumpert, but after landing, he took a few steps up the court, then clutched his right leg.

"I don't think there's going to be many people looking to bet the Warriors in this game, so might as well tax it on the higher side of Houston", Jeff Sherman, Las Vegas SuperBook vice president of risk, told ESPN.

Durant's status for the rest of the series and the playoffs is unknown, but he's expected to miss Game 6 on Friday in Houston, according to multiple reports. "But he's not playing Game 6". "It's a hard one to say, it really is. I don't have any doubt", Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni said. He then walked gingerly to the Warriors bench before heading straight to the locker room. Golden State found themselves in another thriller with Houston but the defending champs are holding their collective breaths as they await KD's impending MRI set for Thursday. Obviously, the Warriors' training staff will work around the clock to ensure Durant - who has been the best player in the world this postseason - is ready to go should Houston extend the series.

As disappointed as the Warriors are about Durant's injury, the resilient group took pride in being able to scratch out a win in Game 5 without its offensive catalyst.

"Hopefully", Kerr said, "we get Kevin back at some point".

Kerr talked with the injured Durant, who has been on an incredible roll in the post-season, after the Game 5. I don't know if you're a soccer fan, but Liverpool, yesterday, came out with just one of the great wins in soccer history.

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