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Warriors' Kevin Durant leaves Game 5 vs. Rockets with right calf strain

Warriors' Kevin Durant leaves Game 5 vs. Rockets with right calf strain

Disaster struck the Warriors near the end of the third quarter Wednesday night.

Moments after Kevin Durant made a jumper to give the Warriors a three-point lead in Game 5 against the Houston Rockets, the Golden State superstar limped off the Oracle Arena court to the locker room after injuring his right leg.

The Warriors announced that Durant had suffered a right calf strain and would not return to the NBA playoff second-round series contest, which Golden State eventually won 104-99 to grab a three-games-to-two lead in the best-of-seven set.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that it doesn't appear to be an Achilles injury.

Yahoo's Chris Haynes echoed Wojnarowski's report during an in-game FOX Sports Radio interview, with the added tidbit that "the Warriors feel good about where things are," with more tests coming Thursday. 

After the game, Warriors coach Steve Kerr assured reporters that Durant did not have an Achilles tear. Durant will have an MRI exam Thursday, and his travel status for Game 6 in Houston is to be determined.

The Athletic's Tim Kawakami reported that Kerr told him it's incredibly unlikely that Durant will play in Game 6.

"Maybe he can bounce back soon, and we can win another game in this series and move forward and maybe get him back," Kerr told NBC Sports Bay Area's Kerith Burke. "But we’ll see how it all pans out."

ESPN's Marc J. Spears reported that Durant "seemed in good spirits" in the locker room, although he walked "slowly with a slight limp."

Durant finished the game with 22 points in 32 minutes. He shot 8 of 18 from the field, including 2 of 7 from 3-point range, and added five rebounds and four assists.

Warriors GM Bob Myers discusses high school Hall of Fame induction

Warriors GM Bob Myers discusses high school Hall of Fame induction

Believe it or not, Warriors general manager Bob Myers was once the worst player on his basketball team. That was at UCLA, but in his defense, he was one of the stand-outs in high school.

He was a star for the Monte Vista Mustangs and was recently part of the first Athletic Hall of Fame class.

Before the dinner honoring the group of inductees, he told his kids that he was being honored for being a good player, and they poked fun at him as they were confused about him being referred to as a talented athlete.

"But I'm in man, I got in -- they can't take it away," Myers told NBC Sports Bay Area's Bob Fitzgerald and Kelenna Azubuike during Friday's Warriors-Lakers telecast. 

His former school honored him with a plaque that he's sporting on his dashboard. He also got a license plate frame.

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Fitzgerald said he will be calling Myers "Hall of Famer" for the rest of the year.

Suppose that means it was worth it.

Warriors GM Bob Myers breaks down what Marquese Chriss brings to team

Warriors GM Bob Myers breaks down what Marquese Chriss brings to team

Marquese Chriss hasn't wasted any time adjusting to the Warriors after being acquired in October.

"He's done a nice job, he's played in the five -- I don't think he's played a ton of five, screen-setting, just the littlest things," general manager Bob Myers told NBC Sports Bay Area's Bob Fitzgerald and Kelenna Azubuike during Friday's Warriors-Lakers telecast. "Changing his angle on the screens, he's learned to play off these guys."

"Sometimes you need a bit of a wakeup call to just start doing the little things."

The little things the big man has been working on stretch beyond his playing ability. Young Chriss, at just 22 years old, has already been on four teams in three years if you include the Dubs.

When he was brought in, he was viewed as someone to not only make an impact now but down the line.

The team hadn't had a high draft pick in several years and to get someone of his age and caliber is the perfect addition to the roster as Kerr explained after acquiring Chriss

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Chriss looks forward to making a comeback after being plagued with a history of injuries. And the Warriors appear to be happy with the gamble they took. But time will tell.