|Dec. 19 10:54 PM PT11:54 PM MT12:54 AM CT1:54 AM ET6:54 GMT14:54 11:54 PM MST1:54 AM EST10:54 UAE07:541:54 ET12:54 AM CT4:54 - Durant will miss his second straight game because of a sprained right ankle Sunday night when the Thunder face the New Orleans Pelicans. Durant, last season's MVP, sprained the ankle Thursday against the Golden State Warriors when he stepped on Marreese Speights' foot, and he missed the next game Friday against the Los Angeles Lakers. Thunder coach Scott Brooks said Durant is feeling better, but he is day-to-day.
Analysis: Durant missed the first 17 games of the season with a fractured bone in his right foot, and the Thunder went 5-12. Oklahoma City won seven of its first eight after his return. He is averaging 22.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.6 assists.
|Dec. 3 10:32 PM PT11:32 PM MT12:32 AM CT1:32 AM ET6:32 GMT14:32 11:32 PM MST1:32 AM EST10:32 UAE07:321:32 ET12:32 AM CT4:32 - Durant was impressive in his season debut, scoring 27 on 9-of-18 shooting in Oklahoma City's loss at New Orleans on Tuesday.
Analysis: The only real indicator of any rust from the layoff caused by his broken foot was the five turnovers he committed compared to just two assists. He was 3 of 8 from 3-point range and 6 of 7 from the foul line, however.
|Oct. 21 12:04 PM PT1:04 PM MT2:04 PM CT3:04 PM ET19:04 GMT3:04 12:04 PM MST2:04 PM EST23:04 UAE21:0415:04 ET2:04 PM CT17:04 - Durant will return to action Tuesday night in New Orleans against the Pelicans after missing every game so far this season with a broken bone in his right foot.
Analysis: Durant played in two preseason games, but had surgery on Oct. 16. Nearly seven weeks later, Durant is ready to return. Last season, Durant led the league with 32 points per game to claim his fourth scoring title in five years.
|Oct. 12 7:29 AM PT8:29 AM MT9:29 AM CT10:29 AM ET14:29 GMT22:29 7:29 AM MST9:29 AM EST18:29 UAE16:2910:29 ET9:29 AM CT13:29 - The Oklahoma City Thunder say star forward Kevin Durant had successful surgery Thursday to address a bone fracture in his right foot and will be out at least six weeks. General manager Sam Presti said the procedure was performed at a clinic in Charlotte, North Carolina, after the team, Durant and his representatives "jointly decided" surgery was needed.
Analysis: Durant will be re-evaluated in six weeks. The reigning NBA MVP was diagnosed over the weekend with a "Jones fracture," a broken bone at the base of his small toe. The Thunder open the season Oct. 29 at Portland. A six-week absence could have Durant back for the start of December, with about 65 games remaining.
|Aug. 7 2:34 PM PT3:34 PM MT4:34 PM CT5:34 PM ET21:34 GMT5:34 2:34 PM MST4:34 PM EST1:34 UAE (+1)23:3417:34 ET4:34 PM CT20:34 - Durant has withdrawn from the U.S. national team, the biggest loss yet for a weakening American team.
Analysis: The NBA's MVP informed USA Basketball on Thursday that he was ''physically and mentally drained from the NBA season,'' USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said in a statement.