Kerr: Durant won't play in Game 6 due to calf strain


"I think it's good news", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.

With Durant out for Game 6 on Friday against the Rockets, the two-time defending champions are now consensus 7.5-point underdogs in Houston.

Stephen Curry is averaging a second-best 23.5 points for Golden State.

Durant will be reevaluated next week, according to a statement released by the Warriors on Thursday.

Irving struggled in the series against the Bucks, missing 58 of 83 field goals over the past four games - all defeats.

Durant will not travel with the team for Game 6 on Friday in Houston and will remain in the Bay Area for treatment. "I don't expect Golden State to win this one". Kerr has also tightened his rotation by starting sixth man Andre Iguodala this entire series. He'd be eligible to get a max contract, but that might be a hard sell, given what Stephen Curry already makes.

Durant suffered the injury after pulling up for a jump shot along the baseline. And so - it's obviously a huge loss, but our team has a lot of confidence. "Not just a game is a game", Sherman said.

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The Warriors lead the series 3-2, and Kerr was upbeat about his team's mindset heading into Game 6. That includes a 4-0 mark against Houston.

However, they will be sweating on Durant's fitness.

Since Game 2 against the Rockets, Curry is shooting a 25.5% from three.

The futures market also has changed significantly.

National Basketball Association champions the Golden State Warriors moved ahead in their Western Conference semi-final against the Houston Rockets, while the Milwaukee Bucks ousted the Boston Celtics.

While the Warriors have shown the ability to win big games on the road, Game 5 was essentially a must-win contest. One of the reasons it's so hard to win a championship because things like this happen.