Kevin Durant (calf) out against Houston Rockets
NBA.com Global on Jan 05, 2018 08:10 AM
FILE - DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 4: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors warms up before the game against the Denver Nuggets on November 4, 2017 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images)
NBA.com staff report
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant will not play today against the Houston Rockets because of a right calf strain, the team announced Thursday afternoon (Friday, PHL time).
Injury report for tonight's game at Houston: Kevin Durant (right calf strain) is out. Omri Casspi (mid back strain) is questionable.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) January 4, 2018
Durant is the Warriors' second-leading scorer (27.0 points per game), rebounder (7.1 rpg) and top shot blocker (2.3 bpg). According to ESPN's Chris Haynes, Durant suffered the injury in last night's (Thursday, PHL time) win vs. the Dallas Mavericks and played through it.
Kevin Durant hurt his right calf it in the first quarter of last night’s win over Dallas and played through it.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) January 4, 2018
Houston will again be without star guard and leading scorer James Harden today. He missed his first game of the season last night (Thursday, PHL time) -- a 116-98 win in Orlando -- as he mends from a left hamstring injury that is expected to keep him out at least two weeks.