NBA Finals 2019: Warriors' Kevin Durant leaves Game 5, will undergo MRI

Durant scored 11 points on 3-of-5 shooting and grabbed two rebounds before exiting.

Kevin Durant (jersey no. 35) of the Golden State Warriors is carried off the court during game five of the 2019 NBA Finals.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Kevin Durant appeared to re-aggravate his calf injury in the second quarter of Game 5 against the Raptors.

The 30-year-old star attempted to drive to the basket with a little more than 9:45 to play before halftime. He went down, grabbed his leg and was helped off the court by trainers. 

Durant then headed back to the locker room and was joined by team-mates Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala.

Durant will undergo an MRI on Tuesday.

 

Raptors fans initially cheered as Durant was leaving the floor. But, they quickly followed with a "KD" chant. 

Durant strained his calf in the Warriors’ second-round series against the Rockets and missed the next nine games. He returned on Monday in the potential decisive match-up of the NBA Finals in Toronto and played 12 minutes before the injury.

 

Durant scored 11 points on 3-of-5 shooting and grabbed two rebounds before exiting.

The Warriors entered Game 5 trailing the Raptors 3-1 in the series. They’re going for their third straight championship and fourth title in the last five seasons.