1. Warriors' Kevin Durant to miss rest of Rockets series with strained calf  The Guardian
  2. Kevin Durant injury could have enormous NBA playoff consequences  SB Nation
  3. Steph and Klay turned back into Batman & Robin after KD went down – Seth Greenberg | Get Up!  ESPN
  4. Rockets vs. Warriors Game 5 thread  The Dream Shake
  5. Opinion: Will Rockets-Warriors series go down as one of the greats?  USA TODAY
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Klay Thompson scored 27 points, including a key layup with 4.1 seconds left, and the Golden State Warriors overcame Kevin Durant's calf injury to beat the Houston Rockets 104-99 on Wednesday night for a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.Klay Thompson scored 27 points, including a key layup with 4.1 seconds left, and the Golden State Warriors overcame Kevin Durant's calf injury to beat the Houston Rockets 104-99 on Wednesday night for a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.

Durant goes down, Warriors hold off Rockets in Game 5 - Sportsnet.ca

Trending News & Rumors for Football, Basketball, Baseball, Hockey, Soccer & MoreThe Golden State Warriors will have to try to put the Houston Rockets away without Kevin Durant.Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said postgame Wednesday that Durant won't be available for Game 6 on Friday after suffering a right calf strain in Game 5."He's not going to play Game 6," Kerr told The Athletic's Tim Kawakami. "We can all pretend and just say he's doubtful. But he's not playing Game 6."Durant pulled up in obvious pain in the third quarter of Wednesday's 104-99 win after hitting a jump shot over Iman Shumpert. The severity of Durant's injury is still unknown, though the 30-year-old was set to undergo an MRI on Thursday.His availability for a possible all-or-nothing Game 7 on Sunday - should the Rockets push the series to that point - is still up in the air.Warriors guard Stephen Curry stressed how important it is that the rest of his teammates rise to the occasion in Durant's absence."During the timeout, we all looked at each other," he told Kawakami. "There were a couple of smiles in terms of what that meant for us as a team, the guys that were going to need to step up in those moments. Again, next-man-up mentality. Draymond (Green) said that at some point during that timeout."Durant is averaging 34.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 4.9 assists in 11 games this postseason while shooting 41.6 percent from deep.

Many thought Durant's injury was an Achilles issue. With the series tied at two games apiece, the Golden State Warriors went back home to Oracle and defeated...Many thought Durant's injury was an Achilles issue. With the series tied at two games apiece, the Golden State Warriors went back home to Oracle and defeated the Houston Rockets by a score of 104-99. It was a close game that had plenty of twists and turns although perhaps the biggest story of the ga...

Kevin Durant Suffers Right Calf Strain, Will Undergo MRI

Golden State Warriors' superstar forward Kevin Durant is not a lock to make the All-NBA first team with Giannis and Kawhi also in the running. Golden State Warriors' forward Kevin Durant is not a lock to make the All-NBA first team. Two years ago, the Golden State Warriors were gifted with the pre...

Golden State Warriors: Kevin Durant is not an All-NBA first team lock

Golden State Warriors: Kevin Durant is not an All-NBA first team lock

Kevin Durant won't be fulfilled by the NBA, and for the Golden State Warriors, they may be able to take something positive away from that.Kevin Durant recently made a statement that you don't often see in the NBA. The four-time scoring champion, former MVP, and current Warriors' superstar, Ke...

Why the NBA not 'fulfilling' Kevin Durant is a plus for the Golden State Warriors

Why the NBA not 'fulfilling' Kevin Durant is a plus for the Golden State Warriors

The Western Conference semifinal series is back in Oakland Wednesday with the Rockets and Warriors tied at 2-2.The Western Conference semifinal series is back in Oakland Wednesday with the Rockets and Warriors tied at 2-2.

NBA playoffs: Will Rockets-Warriors series go down as one of greats?

The Golden State Warriors with be without superstar Kevin Durant for at least Game 6 against the Houston Rockets Friday. That loss is enough to drop the Warriors' NBA futures to a season low. Jason Logan looks at the impact Durant's injury has on the Dubs NBA betting odds. The Golden State Warriors with be without superstar Kevin Durant for at least Game 6 against the Houston Rockets Friday. That loss is enough to drop the Warriors' NBA futures to a season low. Jason Logan looks at the impact Durant's injury has on the Dubs NBA betting odds.

Durant's injury drops the Warriors' NBA title betting odds to a season low

Despite their abundance of star power, the Golden State Warriors are a collective. They're a team. Since Steve Kerr arrived as coach in the...Despite their abundance of star power, the Golden State Warriors are a collective. They're a team. Since Steve Kerr arrived as coach in the...

How isolation play has upended the Warriors' team-centered approach

Despite their abundance of star power, the Golden State Warriors are a collective. They're a team. Since Steve Kerr arrived as coach in the...

How isolation play has upended the Warriors' team-centered approach

The Lie Of Golden State's Inevitability That Describes The Truth - RealGM AnalysisThe Warriors didn't exactly play like giants in Game 5 so much as they played like themselves- brilliantly, then sloppily, then plenty well enough to win. Kevin Durant wasn't there at the end, but then again neither was James Harden.

The Lie Of Golden State's Inevitability That Describes The Truth - RealGM Analysis

Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green have shared 145 minutes of court time during the playoffs and are barely breaking even.Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green have shared 145 minutes of court time during the playoffs and are barely breaking even.

Golden State Warriors' ‘lineup of death’ is no longer lethal - The Washington Post

“Kevin Durant (right calf strain) will not return to tonight's game.”

Warriors PR on Twitter: "Kevin Durant (right calf strain) will not return to tonight's game."

“Kevin Durant goes to the locker room after suffering an apparent non-contact injury on lower leg https://t.co/JCLv3szwz8”

Bleacher Report on Twitter: "Kevin Durant goes to the locker room after suffering an apparent non-contact injury on lower leg… "

“Golden State’s Kevin Durant has suffered a mild strain on his right calf and expected to be re-evaluated next week, league source tells ESPN.”

Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter: "Golden State’s Kevin Durant has suffered a mild strain on his right calf and expected to be re-evaluated next week, league source tells ESPN."

“Kevin Durant injury update:”

Warriors PR on Twitter: "Kevin Durant injury update:… "

The Warriors are an extremely tough team even without Kevin Durant. They proved that Wednesday night. <p>The Warriors are an extremely tough team even without Kevin Durant. They proved that Wednesday night.</p>

Creech: Durant injury left opening, but it didn’t matter - HoustonChronicle.com

After taking a while to fit in, Iman Shumpert has stepped up against Golden State.After taking a while to fit in, Iman Shumpert has stepped up against Golden State.

Iman Shumpert has made an impact for the Rockets - The Dream Shake

Kevin Durant suffered an apparent calf injury on Wednesday night. What could it mean to the Toronto Raptors moving forward?Golden State Warriors small forward Kevin Durant suffered an apparent calf strain against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. What could his injury mea...

What Kevin Durant's injury could mean for the Toronto Raptors