Warriors star Durant expected to miss rest of Rockets series

Warriors star Durant expected to miss rest of Rockets series

The Warriors were leading 68-65 late in the third-quarter when Durant landed after taking a jump shot, felt pain in his right leg and hobbled off the court. The sharpshooter spoke about his relationship with Lacob postgame after the two were seen pointing at each other following a clutch 3-pointer by Thompson.

Warriors: Durant didn't make the trip to Houston, remaining in the Bay Area to receive treatment for his injury. So, we desperately need him if we wanna win a championship, but we can win one game without him.

There were questions entering the game about how the Warriors would weather the loss of Durant - and his more than 34 points a game.

Despite two straight win, the Rockets still don't think they've played their best.

It was the night before Game 6 and the Golden State Warriors needed badly to get some shots up and improve without Kevin Durant playing in the game.

Boston fell to Milwaukee 116-91 to lose their Eastern Conference semi-final series in five games.

The Warriors' rotation had shrunk in recent weeks, but 11 players were featured in Friday's close-out game. Gordon, who had a play-off career-high 30 points in Game 3, scored 20 points or more in consecutive play-off games for the first time in his career. Curry, who was criticised after shooting 7 for 23 in Game 3, got off to a good start, scoring 11 points in the first quarter. It sounds insane, I know, but based on what the team already has, especially under the preface that Leonard might join the team, signing Thompson would only make it hard for rotations and minutes.

James Harden had 31 points, eight assists and four steals as the Rockets lost on the road. "We got to have his back - that is what tonight was about", Stephen Curry said.

Guard Malcolm Brogdon, returning from a heel injury that had sidelined him since March 15, scored 10 points in 17 minutes. The victor goes on to face Golden State.

In a series in which all five games have been decided by six or fewer points this Game 6 may be most intriguing to handicap. "Eventually it'll break through, it'll get back to how I expect to shoot the ball".

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