Two-time NBA scoring champ Kevin Durant missed Friday morning's shoot-around. "His stomach was a little weak," Thunder coach Scott Brooks said. "We'll see how he feels tonight."
Durant was seen in the practice facility roughly 30 minutes after the team had left.
Definitely out tonight are center Kendrick Perkins with a knee contusion and guard Thabo Sefolosha, who will miss his 11th straight start with a sore right foot.
Brooks said Perkins banged knees in the closing minutes of Wednesday night's 96-95 loss at Houston. "We'll see how he feels tomorrow (Saturday)."
Nazr Mohammed will start in place of Perkins, with Nick Collison in reserve, depending if Durant plays the 4 position.
"Everybody will get minutes, maybe extended minutes, depending how Kevin feels," Brooks said. "The way the Warriors play, they might give us the opportunity to play small."
Two seldom-used reserve players figure to see increased playing time in center Cole Aldrich and guard Royal Ivey, particularly with the Warriors' explosive backcourt featuring Monta Ellis, who erupted for a career-high 48 points in his last meeting against the Thunder on Feb. 7.
Ivey supplied a defensive lift during the Thunder's slow start during a loss at Houston.
"Last game, I thought his defense was on-point every time downcourt, and that's what Royal gives us," Brooks said. "He gives us that every day in practice, the spirit to compete every possession. We didn't win the game, but those first five minutes he had in the first half changed the whole game around.
"Cole will get an opportunity tonight. He's been working hard. Unfortunately for him, he hasn't got a lot of minutes. The minutes he does get, he plays well."