Bucks KO Celtics; Warriors' Durant injured

Kevin Durant Kyrie Irving

While TNT's Allie LaForce initially reported that Durant will undergo an MRI on Thursday, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has already made his decision on Thursday regarding Durant's playing status for Game 6 on Friday night - he won't play, via Tim Kawakami of The Athletic.

With Durant not able to go in Game 6, the Warriors at least have two chances to try and close out Houston, although they'd like to do it as quickly as possible.

Baynes put his body on the line and repeatedly thwarted Antetokounmpo from launching to the basket.

The Celtics, with the return of injured All-Stars Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward this season, were expected to challenge for the championship but locker room turmoil took its toll.

You may not be keeping up to date with the National Basketball Association playoffs but on Wednesday night the reigning champions, the Golden State Warriors, earned a hard-fought 104-99 victory over the Houston Rockets in their Western Conference semi-finals match-up.

Kevin Durant has suffered a mild strain on his right calf, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

"For me, it is moving on to the next thing and just seeing where that ends up", Irving said.

Durant strained his right calf in the third quarter of the Warriors' 104-99 win against the Rockets on Wednesday in Oakland. He is averaging 35.4 points per game in the playoffs. With 2:11 left in the quarter, Durant went up for a jumper over Rockets swingman Iman Shumpert and landed awkwardly.

James Harden led the Rockets with 31 points.

Game 6 is Friday night at 9 p.m., and a potential Game 7 would be at Golden State on Sunday.

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