Warriors big underdogs on news of Durant injury

Warriors rule out Achilles injury for Kevin Durant

The Rockets are a tough knockout on their home floor, which is why most believe Houston will win - perhaps in a blowout, with Durant not likely to play - and force the series back out to Oakland for Sunday's Game 7 at 2:30 p.m.

The 10-time all-star forward was forced from Golden State's 104-99 Game 5 victory over the Rockets with a little more than six minutes left in the third quarter just after he hit a pull-up jumper from the right wing over Houston's Iman Shumpert to give Golden State a 68-65 lead. That feeling was shared by a number of Warriors personnel inside the locker room who were resigned to the likelihood that Durant would miss time, at a minimum Friday's contest. "When I walked into the coach's office after the game, the replay of the play was going on".

The Warriors will get their first opportunity to earn advancement in Game 6 of the series on Friday night in Houston.

Ultimately, we don't know when he'll be back.

The only thing I can think of is this was the moment Harden's usage-heavy season - he led the league with a 40.5 usage percentage, over seven percent higher than the No. 2 player, Joel Embiid - might have physically caught up.

Kevin Durant clutched his calf and left Game 5 of the Warriors' series against the Rockets.

"Tough one, but we are capable of being better". 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.

Durant is an National Basketball Association finals Most Valuable Player the past two seasons after leading the Warriors to back-to-back crowns.

"We started the game well, but then they got up on us 20 points".

"It's not the Achilles'", Kerr said.

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