Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant will not play in Wednesday night’s game against the New York Knicks because of a sprained left big toe.
Durant, the league’s reigning Most Valuable Player, was injured in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers and did not play in Monday night's 92-84 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Durant has missed 24 games this season, including the first 17 games because of a fractured right foot. He also missed two weeks because of a sprained right ankle.
Oklahoma City is 9-15 this season without Durant in the lineup.
Durant is averaging 25.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 4.1 assists for the Thunder (23-22), who are 10th in the Western Conference, 2.5 games behind the Phoenix Suns for the eighth playoff spot.
- Scooby Axson