Warriors Defeat Rockets After Kevin Durant Leaves With Injury
Warriors Defeat Rockets After Kevin Durant Leaves With Injury Warriors star forward Kevin Durant strained his right calf during the third quarter of Game 5, but his teammates stepped up to defeat the Houston Rockets 104-99 in his absence.
Steph Curry scored 25 points, while Klay Thompson led Golden State with 27 points.
Durant had 22 points in 32 minutes before leaving the game.
His status is uncertain for the remainder of the series.
Steve Kerr, Warriors coach, via The Athletic James Harden led the Rockets with 31 points on 10-of-16 shooting, but he only scored 3 points in the final 7:08 of the game.
The Warriors and Rockets will meet in Game 6 on Friday night in Houston.