Apr 21, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) handles the ball against Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen (9) during the third quarter in game two during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Playoffs 2014, Kevin Durant injury: Thunder star injures ankle, stays in game


As the Oklahoma City Thunder were staging a fourth quarter rally, coming back from 17-point deficit in the final minutes of the game, star forward Kevin Durant appeared to injure his ankle.

Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman has the scoop from the floor.

 

 

Just after going down Durant drove through the lane and threw down a powerful dunk, hence Mayberry’s “He looks fine to me” tweet.

Obviously the Thunder need Durant healthy if they are going to make any noise in the postseason. Beyond he and point guard Russell Westbrook and the occasional outburst from power forward Serge Ibaka, the Thunder have had trouble finding any other scoring and ran into that problem again on Thursday night.

Durant seems fine, but it is certainly something to keep an eye on.

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