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Thunder hold Durant out of practice to rest sore wrist

Randy Renner, for NBA.com
Posted Jan 13, 2014 4:12 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant was held out of practice today after injuring his left wrist in a hard fall Saturday night against Milwaukee.

"He didn't go through practice today, just did some light shooting," Thunder head coach Scott Brooks told reporters after today's workout.

Durant's non-shooting wrist is sore but is not believed to be anything serious. The Thunder are already dealing with the loss of All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook to his third knee surgery in the last eight months.

Durant crashed to the floor Saturday night in Oklahoma City trying to grab a rebound. He'd been just 1-for-9 up to that point against the Bucks. Durant did not leave the game after his fall and hit seven of his next eight shots, finishing the night with 33 points to lead all scorers in OKC's 101-85 win.

"It was a scary fall," Thunder forward Nick Collison admitted, "sometimes you land badly, sometimes you land okay and luckily for us he was okay."

However, Brooks was non-committal when asked if Durant would be in the Thunder lineup tomorrow night against Memphis.

"We'll see tomorrow," Brooks said.

Durant has not missed a game so far this season and is currently the NBA's leading scorer.

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