Kevin Durant OUT Remainder of Warriors-Rockets Series

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry reacts after not drawing a foul late in the second half of Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets Monday

If the Rockets can continue that trend in Game 6, Durant's availability for Game 7 would become a huge storyline. He logged 50 minutes during a Game 3 overtime loss to Houston, the most minutes he had played in a playoff game since 2014. If Durant misses the rest of the series, the door is wide open.

"I don't think there's going to be many people looking to bet the Warriors in this game, so might as well tax it on the higher side of Houston", Jeff Sherman, Las Vegas SuperBook vice president of risk, told ESPN.

Durant will not travel with the Warriors to Houston for game six, instead remaining in the San Francisco Bay region for treatment ahead of being re-evaluated next week.

"It's one of those things that until they actually lose, no one believes they're actually going to lose", Berg said. "I don't have any doubt", Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni said.

The Durant-less Warriors will try to close out the Rockets on Friday night in Game 6. "If you look back, it's one of the scary injuries with the Achilles, so it was good to see that wasn't the case". He then walked gingerly to the Warriors bench before heading straight to the locker room.




Stephen Curry, himself with a finger injury, and the struggling Klay Thompson will now have to carry the load against the Rockets if the Warriors want to reach the Western Conference finals.

"He's disappointed", Kerr said at his press conference of Durant.

Durant's injury came with 2:11 left in the third quarter as he went up for a jumper over Rockets swingman Iman Shumpert.

With Durant out for an indefinite amount of time, Curry acknowledged that the Warriors would have to go back to how they played four years ago, before Golden State acquired its star forward.

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