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OKC Thunder Kevin Durant’s ankle improves

BY MIKE BALDWIN Modified: March 3, 2009 at 12:59 am •  Published: March 3, 2009

rays were negative.

"Unfortunate plays happen,” Durant said Saturday night in Memphis. "It’s part of the game. I’m just glad it’s not as bad as (it first appeared).”

Durant understands the Thunder’s cautious approach.

"I’m not worried about going into the summer,” Durant said. "I want to get better with my teammates throughout the rest of the year. It’s tough not to be on the floor.”

Brooks said the medical team will put the NBA’s fourth-leading scorer (26.0) through a battery of tests before he’s given clearance to return.

"With Kevin, it’s going to be tough to keep him off the court because he loves the game,” Brooks said. "But we’re going to make sure he’s 100 percent before we put him on the court.”

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