Thunder All-Star forward Kevin Durant, who suffered a bruised left shoulder with 1:40 left in Friday night's 99-82 victory over Charlotte, has been cleared to play for Sunday's 6 p.m. game against Toronto inside Oklahoma City Arena.
Durant participated in the team's 75-minute practice session on Saturday.
"He's fine," Thunder coach Scott Brooks said. "Just a little sore, but he's fine."
Durant collided with a player while playing defense. Durant said he wasn't sure who the player was, but it appeared to be Bobcats guard Gerald Henderson.
In the season's previous meeting at Toronto on Dec. 3, the Thunder led by as many as nine in the first half, but wound up losing 111-99. The contest was held two days after the Thunder's triple-overtime victory at New Jersey.
The Raptors outscored the Thunder 59-40 in the second half and outshot OKC 56.4 percent to 35.7 percent from the field.
"We didn't play well in the second half, but they had a lot to do with it," Brooks recalled. "We ran out of gas is one reason, but we just didn't play well."
The victory gave Toronto an 8-11 record at the time. The Raptors have since gone 11-38 (.224).
Seven-foot Toronto forward Andrea Bargnani has a game and size similar to Dallas All-Star Dirk Nowitzki.
"Absolutely," Brooks said. "He has a good first step. He scores around the basket. He makes 3s. He's a very good player. We treat him as one of the best shooting forwards in the league. He has one of the best shot fakes in the game and he always seems to get guys on it."
Bargnani (21.9 ppg; 5.5 rpg) had 26 points and 12 rebounds in the previous meeting against OKC.
WEST VS. EAST
The Toronto contest will end the Thunder's seven-game stretch against nothing but Eastern Conference foes.
OKC is 22-6 against the East this season, which is the best record among all Western Conference teams. San Antonio is 21-6. Two years ago, the Thunder was 8-22 against the East.
The Thunder swept eight Eastern opponents this season (Charlotte, Washington, Detroit, Philadelphia, Indiana, New Jersey, Atlanta and Cleveland).
OKC is riding a season-best six-game winning streak and has won its last five games by a combined 85 points. … The Thunder has won each of the last five games by double-digits, which last happened 13 years ago. … The Thunder has held its last four opponents under 90 points and is 12-0 this season when doing so. … Since center Kendrick Perkins joined the starting lineup three games ago, opponents are averaging of 82.8 points and shooting 39.0 percent.