Kevin Durant slipped in pregame practice with a sore left ankle and missed Wednesday’s game.


Kevin Durant will not make his Footprint Center debut after the 13-time All-Star missed Phoenix’s game against the Thunder on Wednesday with a sprained left ankle. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Durant slipped on the court during pregame practice. He was replaced in the starting line-up by Torrey Craig and was not on the bench when the match started.
  • After being traded from the Nets to the Suns on February 9, the 34-year-old made his debut with the team on March 1 in Charlotte.
  • Through three road games with Phoenix, Durant averaged 26.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists.


About an hour before tipoff, Durant took the court and went through his pregame routine. The only Phoenix player to shoot with him was backup Terrence Ross. Durant moved past the basket and slid just outside the bounds. He got up and walked around the yard. She bent down and checked her high heels. A ball boy came out mopped the floor. Durant then continued his pregame routine, shooting 3s from the wing and floaters in the lane. After completing his routine, he greeted managers and coaches on the field, then signed autographs for fans before heading to the locker room. — Holler

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