Kevin Durant's return to the Golden State Warriors' lineup lasted just over 14 minutes of game time Monday night.
With 9:50 remaining in the second quarter of Game 5 of the NBA Finals, Durant re-injured his lower right leg when he tried to dribble around Toronto Raptors big man Serge Ibaka.
Durant immediately was helped to the Warriors' locker room at Scotiabank Arena. He yelled an expletive as he left the court.
KD taken out of the game after re-injuring his calf. pic.twitter.com/i3y9EfQfdG— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) June 11, 2019
The Warriors later announced that Durant indeed had suffered a lower right leg injury and would not return to the game. He will have an MRI on Tuesday.
Kevin Durant (right lower leg injury) will not return to tonight's game. He will get an MRI tomorrow.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) June 11, 2019
KD was seen leaving the arena on crutches during the third quarter.
Durant leaving Scotiabank Arena on crutches pic.twitter.com/eccyf5bB8f— Phil Barber (@Skinny_Post) June 11, 2019
Durant was playing in his first game since May 8 when he strained his right calf during Game 5 of the Warriors' second-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets.
Raptors fans, whom many had applauded for their passion throughout the NBA Finals, appeared to cheer Durant's injury.
Some Raptors fans really cheered KD’s injury and waved goodbye. SMH. pic.twitter.com/8vuqYZKkC9— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) June 11, 2019
Raptor fans chanting “KD” as he goes to the lockerroom.— Logan Murdock (@loganmmurdock) June 11, 2019
Crowd's reaction to KD's injury and the sight of him being helped into the locker room was classless beyond anything I've heard about Canada.— Monte Poole (@MontePooleNBCS) June 11, 2019
The two-time NBA Finals MVP was off to a hot start in his return, scoring 11 points in 12 minutes of action.