Kevin Durant takes to Instagram to celebrate Golden State Warriors series win
Last Updated: 11/05/19 6:21am
Injured Golden State star Kevin Durant took to social media to congratulate his team-mates following the Warriors' 4-2 series win over the Houston Rockets.
Durant was ruled out of the series after picking up a calf injury in the third quarter of the Warriors' 104-99 Game 5 win on Thursday night.
He was unable to join the Warriors in Toyota Center for the crucial Game 6, but watched the game before posting his congratulatory message on Instagram after the Warriors' victory.
Without the leading scorer Durant, the Warriors relied on backcourt stars Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.
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Curry went scoreless in the opening two quarters but erupted for 33 points in the second half. Thompson hit seven three-pointers en route to 27 points, included a dagger trey with 36.1 remaining to ice the game and the series.
Durant is expected to return to the court during the Western Conference Finals, which commence in the early hours of Wednesday morning, though there is no specific timetable for his return.
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