Warriors star Kevin Durant injures right calf in Game 5 win

Why we all need to root for the Houston Rockets to win Game 5

Why we all need to root for the Houston Rockets to win Game 5

Throughout this series, we've seen Durant go out to the perimeter and guard each of the Rockets' future Hall of Fame guards.

Next up for the Bucks is the victor of the Philadelphia-Toronto series.

After they had won, celebrated a little and then wearily walked back into the locker room, the Warriors saw Durant and heard the relatively good news - it wasn't an Achilles tear, but he was out indefinitely and nearly certainly out for the next few games.

It's the first Eastern Conference final for Milwaukee since 2001.

The Celtics clamped down on Antetokounmpo for most of the game, but Middleton, Bledsoe, George Hill and Nikola Mirotic picked up the scoring to help rob the game of any drama in the final minutes.

The Rockets would play 3:45 of the fourth quarter until Harden was.

Antetokounmpo, one of the front-runners for NBA MVP, closed out the period with consecutive baskets, including a finger-roll layup that gave the Bucks an 80-62 lead.

Initial reports on the Kevin Durant injury included speculation of a possible Achilles tendon, but the Warriors have officially called it a right calf strain.

Durant strained his right calf late in the third quarter. The All-Star forward immediately limped off the floor and into the locker room, leaving the sold-out crowd at Oracle Arena stunned and in silence. For the Warriors, Thompson led the way with 27 points, Curry added 25 points, six rebounds and five assists and Durant scored 22 while grabbing five rebounds.

He won't play in the rest of the series against Houston.

Durant's status for Game 6 is unclear.

For Golden State, the task at hand is rather simple. Luckily for Green, his team prevailed without him, and now enjoy a 3-2 series lead.

Kerr said it reminded him of the days before Durant came to Golden State, saying Curry is "fully capable" of taking on more offensive responsibility when needed. That was, like, the lowest point of the game for me in terms of just searching.

"In Game 6, we've got to be better".

So far in this series, the Rockets are 2-3 against the Warriors, with an average point differential of -1.2. Once the foul was called, Harden gave Rivers a head nod and a thumbs up to Coach D'Antoni.

"It really wouldn't surprise me if [the Warriors] have some gamesmanship and maybe consider just trying to stay in it and not really put in that full effort and just worry about getting back home and winning Game 7", Alan Berg, senior oddsmaker at Caesars Entertainment, told ESPN.

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