Golden State Warriors’ superstar Kevin Durant will miss the rest of the team’s series against the Houston Rockets, according to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Durant sprained his right calf during the third quarter of the Warriors’ 104-99 win over the Rockets on Wednesday. (RELATED: Clippers Finish Off Historic Comeback Against Golden State)
Warriors will have to find a way to beat Houston in Western Conference semifinals, but Kevin Durant could be back for the Western Finals. https://t.co/NpwRRAPXkh
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 9, 2019
There is good news and bad news for Durant and the Warriors in this news. The good news is that the injury is not nearly as serious as was initially thought. After the way Durant landed on the shot, several Twitter users immediately assumed the worst.
Kevin Durant may have just torn his achilles
Prayers up for KD pic.twitter.com/GNdwKhEqQP
— Eric Rosenthal (@ericsports) May 9, 2019
Lord have mercy: I sure hope that isn’t what it looked like … like Kevin Durant just tore his Achilles. I sure hope it’s just a calf pull.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) May 9, 2019
It’s obviously great news that Durant is not seriously injured, but it’s terrible news for the Warriors that they will have to grind out this series without their best player. (RELATED: Draymond Green Suspended. Could This Drama Derail Warriors’ Dynasty?)
The Warriors lead the series 3-2, but every game has been a nail-biter. Even without Durant, Golden State still probably has the most talented roster in the league, but the aura of invincibility surrounding the franchise is gone.
For the first time in three years, the Warriors are beatable.