Basketball

Kevin Durant out indefinitely

Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant has suffered a knee sprain and will be out indefinitely, the National Basketball Association said yesterday morning (Singapore time), dealing a blow to the team's bid for a third straight trip to the Finals.

Durant suffered the injury early in the Warriors' 112-108 loss to the Washington Wizards on Tuesday, when teammate Zaza Pachulia fell backwards into his left leg.

He was taken to a Washington area hospital where he underwent an MRI, which revealed Durant had suffered a Grade 2 medial collateral ligament (MCL) sprain and a tibial bone bruise.

The Warriors, who have the best record in the league at 50-10, said in a statement posted on the team's Twitter feed that Durant will be re-evaluated in four weeks and could play again before the end of the regular season.

Durant, the 2014 NBA Most Valuable Player, rocked the league last year when he left the Oklahoma City Thunder to join reigning MVP Stephen Curry to form a dream team in Oakland.

He leads the team in scoring (25.8 points per game), rebounding (8.4 rebounds per game) and blocks (1.7 blocks per game). - REUTERS

OTHER RESULTS

  • LA Clippers 103 Houston Rockets 122, Sacramento 100 Brooklyn 109, Utah 80 Minnesota 107, San Antonio 100 Indiana 99, Boston 103 Cleveland 99, Milwaukee 98 Denver 110, New Orleans 109 Detroit 86, Toronto 96 Washington 105, Atlanta 100 Dallas 95, Miami 125 Philadelphia 98, Orlando 90 
NY Knicks 101.
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