Wow, this is the LAST thing the the Warriors needed. Just a few minutes into the second quarter of a do-or-die Game 5 in the NBA Finals, Kevin Durant came up limping trying to drive to the basket, apparently re-aggravating the calf that has kept him out of play for over a month.
It's an incredible setback. Durant was playing a fantastic game, scoring 11 points while knocking down all three of his shots from distance up to that point, but he ended up having to be helped off the floor.
The Warriors offense looked as though it had finally found a groove, at one point jumping out to a nine-point lead with Durant on the floor. In so many ways, this is a shame.
Though Durant's status is unclear, the Warriors may have to plan the rest of the game under the assumption that they'll be playing without him.