Houston Rockets: 3 takeaways from crushing Game 5 loss vs. Warriors

Houston Rockets: 3 takeaways from crushing Game 5 loss vs. Warriors

Should the Warriors win Game 6, Game 1 of the West Finals will be played on Sunday, May 12, meaning that Durant will likely miss the first one or two games of the next round, as well.

Golden State is a minus-260 favorite to advance past Houston, which is the exact same series price prior to winning Game 5 and losing Durant. He logged 50 minutes during a Game 3 overtime loss to Houston, the most minutes he had played in a playoff game since 2014. However, Durant's injury only amplifies this specific handicapping situation, with the Rockets facing elimination.

"I don't think there's going to be many people looking to bet the Warriors in this game, so might as well tax it on the higher side of Houston", Jeff Sherman, Las Vegas SuperBook vice president of risk, told ESPN. "It's hard to battle all the way back which we did and then go into the fourth quarter and we're tied...we just couldn't get it done".

It's great news for the Warriors as they look to win yet another National Basketball Association title. "If you look back, it's one of the scary injuries with the Achilles, so it was good to see that wasn't the case".

"It's not the Achilles", Kerr said. He limped toward the Rockets' bench, and after a few moments, he went straight to the Warriors' locker room, accompanied by trainers and Myers.

That could end up being a huge blow for a Golden State team that has yet to win a game in Houston this series. "Keep the feeling, take care of business at home, then we will come back here and try to get it".

"He's disappointed", Kerr said at his press conference of Durant. Obviously, the Warriors' training staff will work around the clock to ensure Durant - who has been the best player in the world this postseason - is ready to go should Houston extend the series.

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