He finished Wednesday's game with 22 points, five rebounds, and four assists in 32 minutes before departing.
The Warriors lead the series 3-2, and Kerr was upbeat about his team's mindset heading into Game 6. With Durant ruled out for the remainder of the series, there is no question that Curry will have to elevate his level of play if the Warriors hope to close out the Rockets.
Durant missed three games in January of 2018 with a right calf strain. With the Warriors being favored by six points at home, expect the Rockets to show up and pull off the series changing upset.
Steve Kerr won't have Kevin Durant, who - in Kerr's widely-shared opinion - "has been the best player in the National Basketball Association in these playoffs" for the rest of this series. His biggest points came on a broken play in the game's closing minute, when he narrowly avoided a turnover and then cut to the hoop for a game-sealing basket.
Then, they heeded Steve Kerr's simple message: "Poise and awareness and poise and patience applies to all of life and not just offence", the coach said beforehand.
"It's one of those things that until they actually lose, no one believes they're actually going to lose", Berg said.
There was instant speculation from the TNT broadcasting crew that Durant might have torn his Achilles' tendon, but the update from the Warriors indicated a much less severe injury. Additionally, the Warriors are now +140 to win the title, compared to -110 prior to their Game 5 victory.
Golden State held on despite Durant's absence to win 104-99.
The 30-year-old veteran was the NBA Finals MVP each of the past two years as the Warriors won consecutive championships, and he was the league MVP in 2013-14.