Kevin Durant is out for Friday night’s game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Boston Celtics with a shoulder injury.
THIS JUST IN: Thunder F Kevin Durant will miss Friday’s game vs. Celtics.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 24, 2014
Tonight will be the 1st game the Thunder will play without Kevin Durant AND Russell Westbrook since they moved to Oklahoma City.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 24, 2014
Durant has been on a tear this month for the 33-10 Thunder who own the best record in the Western Conference. Durant leads the NBA with a 31 points per game average, which is 4.8 points better than LeBron James who is in second place.
IN January, Durant is averaging 36.9 points per contest and has three games with at least 46 points and one game in which he netted 54 points as he carries the load for the Thunder with Russell Westbrook out with injury.
There is no word on when Durant will make his return back to the Oklahoma City lineup after he was originally termed a game-time decision for the game vs. the Celtics.