Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant, who was inactive for last night's game against the Chicago Bulls due to a sprained left ankle, is out tonight as well versus the New Orleans Pelicans.
Head coach Steve Kerr told reporters Durant's injury isn't serious, but that he does regret playing the 2017 Finals MVP on Wednesday in OKC.
"I thought he was fine," Kerr said. "We thought he was fine, but then he got sore afterwards. I'm sure the league is happy with us because we played him on their marquee game with Russ and all that stuff, but he came out sore the next day, so we shouldn't have played him. So now we've got to be careful. I don't think it's anything serious, but we've got to make sure he's right, so I would say he's doubtful [for the game in New Orleans]."
The Warriors coasted to an easy victory over the lowly Bulls on Friday without Durant, winning by a final score of 143-94.
Golden State, however, figures to have a tougher time this evening, as Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins are both putting up stellar numbers on the season for the Pelicans and have always given the world champs problems.
On the season, Durant is averaging 24.7 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.7 assists while shooting 52.9 percent from the floor and 43.2 percent from three. The Warriors enter tonight with a record of 14-5.