Thunder F Kevin Durant (ankle) out Friday vs. Lakers
Durant sprained his right ankle on Thursday against the Golden State Warriors and is day-to-day.
The reigning NBA Most Valuable Player returned on Dec. 2 after missing the first 17 games of the season due to a broken foot. Oklahoma City has gone 7-2 since his return, including seven straight wins before Thursday's loss.
Durant is averaging 22.4 points, five rebounds and 3.6 assists in nine games this season. He scored a season-high 30 points against the Warriors on Thursday before leave the game at halftime.
Again: This isn't considered a serious sprain for Kevin Durant. Lightly limped out of arena last night. No boot. Should return soon.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) December 19, 2014
The Thunder (12-14) play the Lakers in Los Angeles (8-17) on Friday.
- Molly Geary