The Latest: Kevin Durant to miss remainder of Houston series

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              Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant, left, walks away from referee Ken Mauer during the first half of Game 5 of the team's second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets on  Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Kevin Durant’s injury (all times local):

12:57 p.m.

Kevin Durant will miss the remainder of Golden State’s Western Conference semifinal against the Houston Rockets with a strained right calf.

An MRI exam Thursday confirmed the Warriors‘ diagnosis of the calf injury. The team was traveling to Houston for Friday’s Game 6 but Durant stayed behind in the Bay Area to undergo treatment. He is to be re-evaluated next week, meaning if there is a Game 7 in the series Sunday he would be out of that game as well.

In the third quarter of Wednesday’s 104-99 victory at Oracle Arena, Durant limped to the locker room after landing awkwardly on his right foot following a baseline jumper with 2:11 left in the quarter.

The Warriors feared the two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP might have injured his Achilles, a far more serious issue.