The Latest: Kevin Durant to miss remainder of Houston series
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Kevin Durant’s injury (all times local):
Kevin Durant will miss the remainder of Golden State’s Western Conference semifinal against the Houston Rockets with a strained right calf.
An MRI exam Thursday confirmed the Warriors’ diagnosis of the calf injury. The team was traveling to Houston for Friday’s Game 6 but Durant stayed behind in the Bay Area to undergo treatment. He is to be re-evaluated next week, meaning if there is a Game 7 in the series Sunday he would be out of that game as well.
In the third quarter of Wednesday’s 104-99 victory at Oracle Arena, Durant limped to the locker room after landing awkwardly on his right foot following a baseline jumper with 2:11 left in the quarter.
The Warriors feared the two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP might have injured his Achilles, a far more serious issue.
Golden State star Kevin Durant has left Game 5 of the Warriors’ playoff series against the Houston Rockets with a strained right calf.
Durant limped to the locker room after landing awkwardly on his right foot following a baseline jumper with 2:11 left in the third quarter. The team says he will not return.
Durant had 22 points, five rebounds and four assists Wednesday night. The two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP was averaging 35.4 points in the playoffs coming into the day.
The best-of-seven series was tied at two games apiece. Game 6 is Friday back in Houston.
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