Kevin Durant, who will have an MRI for what the team says is a right calf strain, is “not going to play Game 6” against the Houston Rockets, Coach Steve Kerr said late Wednesday. “We can all pretend and say he’s doubtful,” Kerr told The Athletic’s Tim Kawakami, “but he’s not playing Game 6.”
Durant… looks like his Achilles just gave out… Prayers up ?? pic.twitter.com/5rWqU7jtdD
— Sports ON Tap (@SONTHighlights) May 9, 2019
OMG!!!! @KDTrey5 drills jumper then turns around and looks back s if someone kicked him. We know what that usually means: Ruptured Achilles. If it’s that, the @warriors just lost this series. And it will end in Houston on Friday night!
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) May 9, 2019
While we all believed the injury was an achilles tear, it seems that the Warriors have a belief it is just a calf strain. The calf strain is clearly easier to deal with, but there are concerns that both will leave Durant out a few games. Game 6 is in Houston on Friday and we will wait to see if the Rockets win to find out if Durant will play game 7 on Sunday.