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Kevin Durant returns to Oklahoma City Thunder lineup against Golden State

By John Rohde Published: December 5, 2010
All-Star Kevin Durant will return to the Thunder's starting lineup tonight against Golden State inside Oklahoma City Arena after missing two games with a sprained left knee.

Backup forward D.J. White, who sprained his right ankle in the second quarter at Toronto on Friday and did not return, also will be able to play.

"Kevin went through shoot-around and felt great. We're excited to have him back," Thunder coach Scott Brooks said after Sunday morning's light practice session. "D.J. is fine."

The Thunder is coming off a 111-99 loss against the Raptors, which left Brooks frustrated at his team's play.

"I'm not a poor loser, but I don't like to lose the way we did. It was out of character," Brooks said. "We just did a little too much one-on-one. We were soft. We had the effort in parts of the game, but not throughout the game. That's what frustrated me."

The Thunder (13-7) will be looking for its first victory of the season on a Sunday, a day on which it is 0-4 overall and 0-3 at home.