Oklahoma City, 1.5 games behind the Pelicans for eighth in the West, is in pretty good playoff position. But another extended absence for Durant would obviously be a huge setback.
Thankfully, it doesn’t seem that serious.
Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports:
I’m not too concerned whether or not Durant plays tonight. A Russell Westbrook-led Thunder team should beat the Lakers. And if they don’t, it’s only one game.
But the fact that Durant is borderline to play tonight means a great deal to Oklahoma City. Players who are game-time decisions usually return soon, and there’s no reason to believe Durant is an exception.