Kevin Durant (hamstring) returns against Jazz after six-game absence

Oklahoma City is 3–3 in the six games without Kevin Durant.
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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant, who has missed six games due to a hamstring injury, is in the starting lineup for Monday night’s game against the Jazz. 

ESPN's Marc Stein reported earlier Monday that Durant was expected to return at some point this week.

The Thunder play in Utah on Monday and will return home on Wednesday to face the Brooklyn Nets.

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The forward is averaging 28.1 points, three assists and 7.3 rebounds in his eight games this season. Durant played in only 27 games in 2014–15 due to foot injuries.

Oklahoma City is 3–3 in the six games without Durant. The Thunder sit at 8–6 on the year for first place in the Northwestern Division.

- Christopher Chavez