Published: Fri, May 10, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Kevin Durant 'Looks Good' To Return If Warriors Advance In Playoffs

Kevin Durant 'Looks Good' To Return If Warriors Advance In Playoffs

"He's been the best player in the National Basketball Association in the playoffs". With the Warriors being favored by six points at home, expect the Rockets to show up and pull off the series changing upset. "He's been phenomenal", Kerr said. "This group will never be doubted".

Harden and the have won two straight games but they don't think they've played their best.

The Rockets out-rebounded the Warriors 55-35 in their Game 3 win, and then 50-43 on Monday in Game 4 - getting 20 from Clint Capela in the two victories.

The Rockets were hopeful of seeing Durant on the court Friday.

Durant will not travel with the team for Game 6 on Friday in Houston and will remain in the Bay Area for treatment. That effort was followed by a collective Golden State showing in the clincher a few nights later.

Golden State has scarcely used its bench this series, but now has no choice given that Durant, the National Basketball Association playoffs' leading scorer, has played 42.4 minutes per game against Houston.

Still, the task at hand represents a bind for the two-time defending champions.

Still, Stephen Curry performed when Golden State needed it the most. Should the Warriors advance, that same timetable would see him return right around Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals.

According to the Warriors PR team, Durant suffered a right calf strain. He had a similar injury last season and missed almost two weeks. Initially, players and coaches feared that Durant tore his Achilles tendon, but Kerr was told by the Warriors' medical staff that was not the case. He's responded well. Obviously, we're disappointed he won't be able to play in this series. Kerr has also tightened his rotation by starting sixth man Andre Iguodala this entire series.

The Warriors are 26-1 in their last 27 games when Curry plays but Durant does not.

Speaking of the bench, it's weaker than before, when the Warriors had Mo Speights, Leandro Barbosa and David West, among others. "We just have to win one game so let's do it".

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