Kerr has already ruled KD out for Game 6.
Durant left Wednesday night's win over the Rockets in the third quarter after a non-contact injury that some feared was a torn achilles. The two-time NBA Finals MVP will have an MRI today for what the team (and Knicks fans) is hoping is nothing more than a right calf strain.
That said, head coach Steve Kerr has already revealed that Durant will not be playing in Game 6 on Friday night. Per The Athletic's Tim Kawakami,
“He’s not going to play Game 6,” Kerr told me late Wednesday. “We can all pretend and just say he’s doubtful. But he’s not playing Game 6.”
“Hopefully,” Kerr said, “we get Kevin back at some point.”
Durant leads all players in points per game this post-season, averaging 34.2 a night to go along with 5.2 rebounds and 4.9 assists. The Warriors hung on for a 104-99 victory after Durant exited the game, and will head into the Toyota Center in Houston with a 3-2 series lead.
Game 6 between the Warriors and Rockets is slated to tipoff at 9:00pm ET on Friday, airing on ESPN.