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Warriors game day: How will Thunder fans greet injured Durant?
March 20, 2017
How will Thunder fans greet injured Durant? Steve Kerr, 3rd season with Warriors (194-38 with Warriors and overall); Billy Donovan, 2nd season with Thunder (95-56 with Thunder and overall) On air: TV on TNT; Radio on 95.7 The Game Warriors: PG Stephen Curry (25.0 ppg, 6.3 apg), SG Klay Thompson (22.1 ppg, 3.6 rpg), SF Patrick McCaw (3.7 ppg, 1.3 rpg), PF Draymond Green (10.3 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 7.2 apg), C Zaza Pachulia (6.5 ppg, 6.1 rpg) Warriors injury report: SF Kevin Durant (grade 2 MCL sprain and tibial bone bruise) is out. How will fans respond to Kevin Durant? After staying home for the Warriors’ previous five road games since he began his rehab, Durant has accompanied the team to Oklahoma City. Will he sit on the bench or watch from the visiting locker room? The question is whether Thunder fans will greet him again with boos and “cupcake” chants. Game planning for Oklahoma City always begins with Westbrook, whose historic season has put him in a two-horse race with Houston’s James Harden for NBA MVP. Westbrook has joined Oscar Robertson as the only players in NBA history to average 30-plus points, 10-plus rebounds and 10-plus assists through the first 60-plus games of a season. In last month’s loss to Golden State, Westbrook had 47 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists. [...] he was so intent on making something, anything, happen that he also piled up 11 turnovers. Pachulia was sidelined for these two teams’ previous meeting with a strained right rotator cuff, so Monday marks his first time facing Westbrook since that incident.