Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant said that the sore foot that's been ailing him "felt a lot better" during the 2015 All-Star Game on Sunday.
Durant came off the bench and played 10 minutes in the game, scoring three points and adding three rebounds.
"I just wanted to take it easy," he said. "I wanted to go out there, obviously, and play but not play too many minutes and do too much on it. We’re just trying to stay conscious of what’s going on with it."
The soreness in Durant's right foot stems from the preseason surgery he underwent to repair a fractured bone. The 26-year-old was required to wear a walking boot as part of the recovery and missed the first month of the season. In addition to the soreness, Durant missed four games recently while dealing with a sprained left toe.
Durant is averaging 25.9 points with 6.6 rebounds and four assists per game in 26 games this season.
Headed into the second half of the season, the Thunder are 28-25 and in ninth place in the Western Conference.
Oklahoma City will resume its season on Thursday by facing the Dallas Mavericks at home.
- Jack Jorgensen