Green was shaken up when Harden inadvertently knocked him in the head on the follow through after he made a 3-pointer that put Houston up 71-59 with nine minutes left in the third quarter.
There were fears Durant might have suffered a more extensive injury, but the team said in a statement the MRI confirmed the initial diagnosis of a right calf strain.
After the Warriors beat the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center on Friday night without Durant, sending James Harden and company home for the fourth consecutive season, the veteran big man called his team's victory "the best" he's had with Golden State. He's averaging a team-high 34.2 points per game with 5.2 rebounds and 4.9 assists. According to ESPN Stats & Info, the Warriors have been outscored by 14 points with Durant on the bench in these playoffs. On Thursday he told reporters that Durant may eventually return this postseason if Golden State advances, but won't play in the rest of the series against Houston. Thompson is one of the three best shooters in the National Basketball Association and can play lockdown defense while also being the flawless complimenting player to whoever the Clippers bring in as the marquee guy. "Andre just does so much for us on both ends of the floor". The Dubs were led by an incredible performance from Stephen Curry, but he couldn't have won this game without the help of his teammates.
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'We got a couple of wide-open looks, ' Durant said. "Kevon [Looney] had a great series, and Quinn Cook - to do what he did tonight, coming into the game without really having played the whole series - those guys were unbelievable and really a huge factor in the win".
Yes, Steph Curry led the way with his 33 points.
Stop us if you've heard this one before: the Golden State Warriors are headed to the Western Conference Finals.
Curry struggled early, failing to score in the first half for the first time in 102 career playoff games, and had just 10 points through three periods.