Kevin Durant plays a vital role in the Warriors playoff run. However, it looks like Durant out for the rest of the Warriors series with the Rockets. In fact, the MRI scan showed a strained right calf. Coach Steve Kerr told his players that they need to pick up the slack to win over the Rockets in Game 6, which will end the series.
Kerr described Durant as the best player in the NBA playoffs. Now Durant out, other players will have the opportunity to show what they are capable of. Before his injury, Durant averaged 34.2 points in the playoffs.
Despite losing Durant in the third quarter of Game 5, the Warriors won the game 104-99 to get a 3-2 advantage over the Rockets. They only need one more game to move on to the next round. There were fears that Durant suffered from a more serious injury that will make Durant out for the rest of the playoffs. However, this remained speculations among pay per head operators.
Durant Out in Games 6 and 7
Durant will not travel with the team to Houston for game six. Instead, he will stay in the Bay Area to treat his injury. In fact, team doctors will reevaluate his injury next week. Kerr told bookie pay per head services providers that Durant had calf strain before and bounced back from it.
If the Warriors move to the next round, it is likely Durant can play if the initial diagnosis of the injury remained true. In the team’s back-to-back NBA title run, he earned the Finals MVP award.
Without Durant, the team will depend on Andre Iguodala and other reserves to contain the Rockets offense. If the Warriors win Game 5, they remain a good value to win the finals.