Tuesday 29th November 2022,
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Durant Leaves Games Against Suns with Ankle Injury

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Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant went straight to the locker room with 6:34 remaining in the fourth quarter during Sunday’s 115-111 upset loss to the Phoenix Suns with an injured right ankle.

In the fourth quarter, All-Star forward Kevin Durant was looking to pass the ball in the low post and collided with a pair of Suns. He ended up coming down awkwardly on his right ankle and immediately went to the locker room for further treatment.

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told reporters that the injury appeared to be minor.

“I think he’s going to be all right,” Kerr said, according to the Mercury News’ Mark Medina, later adding that he doesn’t expect Durant to have an MRI. “I don’t think it’s bad. I talked to him briefly. He didn’t think it was too bad.”

Durant finished with 25 points on 9-of-17 shooting, two rebounds, three assists, and a pair of steals in 30 minutes of action as the Warriors fell to 45-21 on the season. Throughout the 2018-19 season, he has put together averages of 27.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 5.7 assists while shooting 36.0 percent from beyond the arc.

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