Warriors’ Durant leaves Game 5 with strained right calf

Watch as Kevin Durant appears to strain his right calf during the third quarter of Game 5 between the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors.

OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State star Kevin Durant has left Game 5 of the Warriors’ playoff series against the Houston Rockets with a strained right calf.

Durant limped to the locker room after landing awkwardly on his right foot following a baseline jumper with 2:11 left in the third quarter. The team says he will not return.

Durant had 22 points, five rebounds and four assists Wednesday night. The two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP was averaging 35.4 points in the playoffs coming into the day.

The best-of-seven series was tied at two games apiece. Game 6 is Friday back in Houston.

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