Thunder center Steven Adams is expected to miss the next three-to-four weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a broken bone in his right hand.
The team said he will be re-evaluated in three weeks.
Adams was injured in the second quarter of Sunday’s 131-108 win over the Los Angeles Clippers after being fouled on a rebound attempt. He was forced the shoot the ensuing free throws with his left hand. He played 12 minutes and scored five points before leaving the game with the injury.
The Thunder currently lead the NBA in rebounding per game.
The 21-year-old and former first-round pick has started all 50 games he has played in this season, averaging 7.4 points, seven rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game for the Thunder (26-25), who are two games out of eighth place in the Western Conference.
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