The in-game report was that Durant had suffered a calf injury, but skepticism seemed to abound from analysts and media members because of the nature of the injury and the way that Durant reacted.
That could end up being a huge blow for a Golden State team that has yet to win a game in Houston this series.
However, the Warriors were likely relieved to learn that he merely suffered a mild calf strain.
"He's not going to play Game 6", Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told The Athletic.
Kevin Durant's leg injury could have a major impact not only on how the 2019 playoffs conclude but how the league takes shape this summer in a year where several superstars will become free agents. He limped toward the Rockets' bench, and after a few moments, he went straight to the Warriors' locker room, accompanied by trainers and Myers. On Wednesday night, the Warriors got a dose of what losing a star player means before they managed to hold off the Rockets and secure a 104-99 win.
"He's disappointed", Kerr said at his press conference of Durant.
"A lot of it is factored into this spot in Game 6 where obviously Houston's backs are against the wall".
"If Kevin is out, then what you saw in the fourth quarter is what you're gonna have to see going forward", Kerr said. After the match, their manager, Jurgen Klopp, said, 'The young kids in Liverpool are probably asleep by now, so I'm just gonna go ahead and say it, but our boys are f--ing giants.' That's what he said, and I know how he feels.
James Harden - who posted a total of 79 points in his last two playoff outings combined - led the way for the Rockets once again with a game-high 31 points on 10-of-16 shooting from the field, while Eric Gordon added 19 points in the loss.