OKC Thunder's Kevin Durant to miss second straight game tonight
TORONTO Ã¢â‚¬â€œ All-Star forward Kevin Durant will miss his second straight game with a sprained left knee when the Thunder plays Toronto at 6 tonight inside the Air Canada Centre.
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Durant sat on the team bench during Friday's shoot-around session, bundled up in sweat pants and a sweat shirt.
Thunder coach Scott Brooks said Durant's status remains day-to-day since he suffered the injury in the fourth quarter against New Orleans last Monday. "It's improved a lot, every day," Brooks said.
The Thunder will go with the same starting lineup as Wednesday night in a 123-120 triple-overtime victory at New Jersey with point guard Russell Westbrook, guard Thabo Sefolosha, small forward Jeff Green, center Nenad Krstic and Serge Ibaka at power forward.
"Durant is a great player, but other guys are going to step up," said forward/center Andrea Bargnani, the Raptors' leading scorer at 20.6. "They have a long team. Westbrook is averaging (29.0) points (in games without Durant). He is very athletic, he's strong, he can run, he can jump, he rebounds, too. He's on fire, so he's going to be tough to guard."
The Thunder is 3-0 without Durant and 8-2 with a make-shift starting lineup.
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