Golden State’s Kevin Durant suffered a mild strain to his right calf and will miss the rest of the Warriors’ Western Conference semifinal series with the Houston Rockets, the team said Thursday. He will be reevaluated next week.
“I think it’s good news,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “Calf strain, he’s had them before. He’s responded well. Obviously, we’re disappointed he won’t be able to play in this series. If we’re able to win the series and move on, looks good for his return in the not-too-distant future.”
Durant will not travel with the team for Game 6 on Friday in Houston and will remain in the Bay Area for treatment.
The Warriors lead the series 3-2, and Kerr was upbeat about his team’s mindset heading into Game 6.
“It’s the playoffs, it’s the ultimate test. We’re in a great spot, we’re up 3-2. We have championship rings,” Kerr said. “This group will never be doubted. This group has nothing to prove. There’s a freedom in that.
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