Kings (13-20, 4-11 road) vs. Thunder (24-10, 16-4 home)
Radio: WWLS The Sports Animal (98.1 FM, 640 AM, 1300 AM The Buzz Tulsa)
Time: 7:00 PM CST
Team Comparisons (per NBA.com/Stats)
- Offensive Rating: Thunder – 109.5 (2nd), Kings – 102.1 (14th)
Defensive Rating: Thunder – 100.3 (8th), Kings – 105.5 (26th)
Just when you think things are going good, reality comes back to assure you that things can change in an instant. On Saturday, Kevin Durant logged 35 minutes of ho-hum basketball against the Charlotte Hornets. He scored 29 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, and played only 3:30 minutes in the fourth quarter as the Thunder cruised to a 19 point victory. On Sunday, at the season ticket holder party, Durant was moving around without an inkling of injury.
But on Monday, the Thunder announced that Durant would be out for the Kings’ game because of a sprained right toe. It doesn’t appear to be anything serious, but the Thunder will likely be extremely cautious with this injury. Durant missed 4 games last season because of the same ailment on the left toe. With the Kings, Grizzlies, Lakers, and Trailblazers next up on the docket, the Thunder can realistically sit Durant out for that set of games without running the risk of causing too much damage to their record. Keep Reading…