Kevin Durant will sit Friday’s game against the Celtics because of a sore shoulder injured Wednesday against the Spurs.
Prayers. Say all of the prayers.
Durant injured the shoulder going up for a dunk and after favoring it for a while, remained in the game and finished with 36 points on 12-22 shooting, including a couple late dagger 3s to ice the game.
The move is seen more as precautionary as anything else, but Scott Brooks told reporters in Boston that he’s unsure whether or not Durant would be ready Saturday against the 76ers.
“We’ll worry about Philly tomorrow,” Brooks told reporters.
Durant injured the shoulder in the third quarter, but remained in the game and finished with 36 points on 12-22 shooting, which including two late dagger 3s.
This marks the first game in Thunder history that the team will take the court without either Durant or Russell Westbrook.
Perry Jones III is set to get the start in Durant’s place.
Durant, 25, is on one of the most devastating scoring tears in recent memory, putting up at least 30 points in nine consecutive games while averaging 37.0 in the month of January.