Kevin Durant returned for Wednesday’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies. Durant sat out on Monday during Oklahoma City Thunder’s loss to the Sacramento Kings with a sprained big toe.
Thunder coach Billy Donovan confirmed on Wednesday that Durant will be back for tonight’s game versus Memphis. Durant was expected to sit out for a few more games to recover from the toe injury.
And Durant returned with a bang. He led OKC to a convincing 112-94 win over Grizzlies by posting a game-high 26 points on a 9-for-18 shooting. He also grabbed 17 rebounds. Thunder led 56-36 at half time. Durant, who started the game as the league’s third-highest scorer, featured for 33 minutes and looked comfortable on court.
Earlier, Durant sprained his toe, for which he underwent three consecutive surgeries. The Grizzlies will be without Mike Conley, who’s out with an Achilles sore.
Kevin Durant shared the honors as NBA Western Conference Player of the Month with his teammate Russell Westbrook, as reported by the Morning News USA on Tuesday.
Kevin Durant will play tonight.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) January 7, 2016