Kevin Durant watched final five minutes of Game 5 after injuring Achilles

Dalton Johnson
NBC Sports BayArea

Kevin Durant watched final five minutes of Game 5 after injuring Achilles originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com

If you were wondering what Kevin Durant was doing behind the scenes after injuring his right Achilles tendon on Monday night, it was actually the same as most Warriors fans.

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Durant still was locked into the game, and ESPN's Jay Williams was watching with him. Williams described the scene Tuesday morning on "Get Up."

"The density within the air of the room made it challenging to breathe," Williams said. "The guy who Kevin is, last night he watched the last five minutes of the ballgame rooting on his teammates." 

Williams also revealed Durant and Draymond Green were on FaceTime together after the game, with Durant talking about the Warriors winning Game 6 at Oracle Arena. 

"You rush to get back on the grand stage like that, and for that [Achilles injury] to happen, he was distraught," Williams said. "He was distraught. He was distraught just like any other human being would be distraught."

Kevin Durant sent a message over Instagram shortly after the Warriors' wild 106-105 win over the Raptors to keep their season alive Monday night in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. 

"Dub nation gonna be loud as f--k for game 6," he wrote. "I'm hurting deep in the soul right now I can't lie but seeing my brothers get this win was like taking a shot of tequila, i got new life lol." 

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Durant left Game 5 early in the second quarter after scoring 11 points in just under 12 minutes with what is feared to be a torn Achilles tendon. The Warriors' star forward was playing in his first game since straining his right calf over one month ago.

Though he will once again be away from the court, Durant will continue watching his Warriors teammates on their pursuit of a three-peat.

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