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Kevin Durant Leaves Warriors-Rockets Game 5 with Leg Injury

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Golden State’s MVP forward departs from Game 5 with the Houston Rockets.

NBA: Playoffs-Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

A leg injury has taken Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors out of Game 5 of the second round in the 2019 NBA Playoffs. Durant limped off the court after sustaining a non-contact injury in the third quarter of the Warriors’ contest with the Houston Rockets. Early reports describe the injury as a calf strain rather than a much more serious Achilles injury.

Update: Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports is reporting that Durant will undergo an MRI on his calf on Thursday.

Here’s the video of the incident:

And the subsequent reports:

Durant has averaged 35.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 5.0 assists for the Warriors in the 2019 playoffs. The winner of the Warriors-Rockets series will go on to face the winner of the Trail Blazers-Nuggets series in the Western Conference Finals.