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The Golden State Warriors will be forced to play without their top scorer Kevin Durant in the rest of the series against the Houston Rockets.

An MRI exam on Thursday (09/05) confirmed the Warriors’ initial diagnosis of a strained right calf. Durant will be re-evaluated next week, meaning if there is a decisive Game 7 in the series on Sunday (12/05) he would be out of that one as well. The Warriors lead the series 3-2.

“Well, we’ll just find somebody on the bench who can give us 35 points and two blocks and 11 boards and nine assists,” head coach Steve Kerr said once the team arrived back in Houston on Thursday evening.