Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant exited the team's game against the Dallas Mavericks with under three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter after suffering an apparent right foot injury. Durant was changing shoes throughout the game and often seemed to be in discomfort.
Durant doesn't look anywhere near healthy. Just shouted to Brooks "I can't move." Not sure what exactly the context was. But he's limping.— Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) February 20, 2015
Sam Presti on Kevin Durant's foot issue: "He's not at risk, but he is sore."— Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) February 20, 2015
Durant finished the game with 12 points on 4-of-14 shooting, but the Thunder still went on to win 104-89. Durant finished with Russell Westbrook (34 points, 10 assists) and Serge Ibaka (21 points, 22 rebounds) did most of the heavy lifting while Durant struggled to find his shooting stroke throughout the night.
Missing Durant for any extended period of time would be a huge blow to Oklahoma City in its chase for the playoffs. The win moves OKC to 29-25 overall, now tied with the Phoenix Suns for the eighth and final playoff spot in the West.
It was a big day for both the Thunder and Suns. The Thunder added D.J. Augustin and Enes Kanter and traded Reggie Jackson to Detroit, while Phoenix dealt Goran Dragic (to Miami), Isaiah Thomas (to Boston) and Miles Plumlee (to Milwaukee).