Durant Out Of Tonight’s Celts Game With Sore Ankle

Kevin Durant out for Thunder against Celtics

      BOSTON (AP) – Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant will miss
Friday night's game against Boston because of a sore left ankle.
      Durant had been a game-time decision, but a Thunder spokesman
said about an hour before tipoff that Durant would not play.
      Durant took a couple of hard falls in Wednesday night's game
against Houston, but did not leave that game.
      The No. 2 overall pick in the 2007 draft and the 2008 rookie of
the year, Durant is leading the NBA with 28.0 points per game.
      It was the second straight game the Celtics have missed out on
facing a young star. On Wednesday, Boston beat the Washington
Wizards with top overall draft pick John Wall sidelined.
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