Warriors superstar Kevin Durant — a two-time NBA Finals MVP — has been the best player in the postseason this year, but he, unfortunately, could miss some time in the future.
Durant was his usual dominant self in Game 5 — going 8-for-18, with 22 points. This followed the 34, 46, 29, 35 and 50 points he scored in the previous five games.
But he suffered a non-contact injury late in the third quarter, which had Warriors fans holding their breath, as it looked to be a potential Achilles injury.
Durant left the game, and was followed by general manager Bob Myers to the locker room. He was ruled out for the remainder of the contest.
Warriors have announced it’s a calf strain, which is good news going forward, but still hurts the team in the pivotal Game 5.