Kevin Durant said there was never a doubt he would play Tuesday despite being listed as questionable for the Thunder's game against the Grizzlies a day earlier.
“I'm good,” Durant said. “I just took a little tumble. Everybody's done that before. So I'm good.”
Durant was dealing with a sore left wrist after a nasty fall Saturday against Milwaukee.
GASOL RETURNS FOR GRIZZLIES
Memphis center Marc Gasol rejoined the Grizzlies' lineup Tuesday after missing 23 straight games with a left MCL sprain.
Gasol had not played since sustaining the injury on Nov. 22 against San Antonio.
Prior to Tuesday, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year had appeared in only 13 games, averaging 16 points, 7.1 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.7 blocked shots.
THUNDER PLAYERS VISIT ST. JUDE
Upon arriving in Memphis on Monday afternoon, several Thunder players visited the St. Jude-Children's Research Hospital.
Nick Collison, Jeremy Lamb, Perry Jones III, Andre Roberson and Steven Adams all made the trip.
“I'm always blown away with what they're able to offer families,” said Collison. “The cutting-edge research, the places to live and incredible facilities are all from donations. And the families don't have to pay for anything. It's one of the most incredible places, because people wouldn't have any hope if it wasn't for that place.”
DAVIS MISSES GAME FOR PERSONAL REASON
Thunder television play-by-play man Brian Davis did not call Tuesday's game on Fox Sports Oklahoma due to a personal matter the team labeled a “personal scheduling issue.”
Radio voice Matt Pinto filled in for Davis, and the game was simulcast on radio and television.
Davis will return to the broadcast for Fox Sports Oklahoma's next telecast, which is Friday against Golden State.
The Thunder travels to Houston for the second of four meetings with the Rockets on Thursday. The game is on TNT. Tip-off is at 8:30 p.m.