Kevin Durant leaves Warriors-Rockets Game 5 with calf strain (video)

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Update: Warriors:

I suppose this qualifies as good news relative to expectations. I also don’t expect Durant to play again this series.


Kevin Durant was staking his claim as the NBA’s best player. His Warriors were beating the Rockets in Game 5 of their second-round series. He was working toward his seventh Western Conference finals in the last nine years.

And then potential disaster struck.

Durant made a jumper, came down and started to run down court. Everything seemed fine.

But Durant turned and grabbed his lower right leg. He limped off the court and headed toward the locker room.

The fear is an Achilles injury. The hope is a cramp.

The good news: Durant walked off on his own. That makes the most serious setbacks seem less likely.