Warriors beat Rockets but lose Kevin Durant to calf injury

Klay Thompson out of bounds

After injuries to Durant and DeMarcus Cousins, Golden State's No.1 weakness will be on full display in a must-win game for the Rockets and the reigning league MVP. "He's been phenomenal", Kerr said Thursday night, confirming Durant is several days or more from being able to play basketball. "We've always done well at home and we just have to keep it that way". Houston will host Game 6 and Game 7 will be played at Oracle.

The star forward appeared to suffer the injury late in the third quarter of Wednesday's contest - which the Warriors won 104-99 - after landing awkwardly following a mid-range jump shot. He's responded well. Obviously, we're disappointed he won't be able to play in this series. "But we'll see how it all pans out".

Steve Kerr already ruled out Kevin Durant for Warriors-Rockets Game 6 on Friday, but the news got even worse for the warriors if the series against the Rockets gets pushed to a Game 7. Durant hopped on his leg before reaching for the area and bending over. "It's hard to battle all the way back which we did and then go into the fourth quarter and we're tied...we just couldn't get it done".

"Any time you see something like that, it's scary", Curry said after the game. Golden State is a minus-260 favorite to advance past Houston, which is the exact same series price prior to winning Game 5 and losing Durant. Paul, Harden and the rest of the Rockets missed the opening presented to them in Game 5.

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The Warriors finished the game without two of their starters, as Draymond Green fouled out with a minute to go.

After 34 months of towering expectations, the loss of Kevin Durant sends the Warriors tumbling back into a place they'd outgrown. Guys will get opportunities who haven't had an opportunity yet.

The Warriors will need Thompson to build on what he did in Game 5 after he shook off a couple of tough games to make 5 of 10 3-pointers and lead the team with 27 points.

Milwaukee advances to the Eastern Conference finals, where they will have the home-court advantage over the victor of the other East second round series between the Toronto Raptors and the Philadelphia 76ers. Nothing about that sounds comforting for a Warriors team that has more closely resembled a teetering champion trying to avoid a knockout punch than the juggernaut we've come to expect.

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