Warriors’ Durant out vs. Rockets Thursday

Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant will not play Thursday night against the Houston Rockets due to a right calf strain.

Durant hurt his calf in the first quarter of Wednesday’s victory over the Dallas Mavericks. Since the Warriors are on the second night of a back-to-back, sitting Durant is the smart move by Golden State.

On the season, Durant is averaging 25.9 points, 7.1 rebounds and 5.3 assists while shooting 50.1 percent from the field and 39.0 percent from three.

The Warriors enter their matchup with the Rockets at 30-8.