Kevin Durant Returns to Lineup for First Time Since Foot Injury

December 2nd, 2014 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »

Kevin Durant couldn't make his season debut alongside the returning Russell Westbrook on Friday. Odds are the Oklahoma City Thunder are just fine with that debut coming Tuesday.

The reigning NBA MVP is in the lineup for the Thunder's game against the New Orleans Pelicans, marking his first on-court action since fracturing his foot in October.'s Marc Stein reported the news:

Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman reported on Durant's usage in his return:

Durant also commented on his time away from the court, via Royce Young of

Initially ruled out for six to eight weeks, Durant is coming back near the end of that expected time frame. He returned to practice last week, though the team has been firm about not rushing him back to the floor. 

Durant has missed the Thunder's first 17 games, a period of turmoil that's put them in danger of missing the playoffs for the first time since 2009. Though Westbrook was expected to pick up the pieces with Durant on the shelf, Oklahoma City lost him, too, just a pai ...

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