Golden State star Kevin Durant has left Game 5 of the Warriors’ playoff series against the Houston Rockets with a strained right calf.

Durant limped to the locker room after landing awkwardly on his right foot following a baseline jumper with 2:11 left in the third quarter. The team says he will not return.

Durant had 22 points, five rebounds and four assists Wednesday night. The two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP was averaging 35.4 points in the playoffs coming into the day.

Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant, left, walks away from referee Ken Mauer during the first half of Game 5 of the team's second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets on  Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant, left, walks away from referee Ken Mauer during the first half of Game 5 of the team’s second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

The best-of-seven series was tied at two games apiece. Game 6 is Friday back in Houston.

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Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant, right, speaks with Stephen Curry (30) after Curry was called for a foul during the first half of Game 5 of the team's second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant, right, speaks with Stephen Curry (30) after Curry was called for a foul during the first half of Game 5 of the team’s second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant, right, scores over Houston Rockets' PJ Tucker (17) and Iman Shumpert (1) during the first half of Game 5 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant, right, scores over Houston Rockets’ PJ Tucker (17) and Iman Shumpert (1) during the first half of Game 5 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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