After having a minor procedure performed to ease discomfort in his surgically-repaired right foot, Oklahoma City star and reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant will be sidelined again for the foreseeable future.
The Thunder announced Sunday that Durant will be re-evaluated in a week but is expected to return before the conclusion of the regular season. Durant has already missed 28 games this season, but is averaging 26.4 points in the 27 contests he has played in.
With a 30-25 record, OKC is currently clinging onto the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
The New Orleans Pelicans trail the Thunder by two games in the Western Conference playoff race and will be without their All Star forward Anthony Davis for one-to-two weeks after he re-aggravated a nagging shoulder injury on Saturday night against the Miami Heat.
Pacers getting a bit of a break here — no Curry tonight, no Kevin Durant in their next game at Oklahoma City. Then next 8 of 9 at home.
— Bob Kravitz (@bkravitz) February 22, 2015
The Golden State Warriors are sitting pretty in the playoff race with a 4.5 game lead on the Memphis Grizzlies for the overall top seed but are playing tonight for the first time all season without All Star Stephen Curry who is nursing a sore ankle.
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