WASHINGTON (AP/CBS SF) — Kevin Durant’s latest return home did not go well and did not last long: He hyperextended his left knee and exited the Golden State Warriors’ game at the Washington Wizards for good after all of 93 seconds Tuesday night.
Durant, who grew up in the D.C. area, will have an MRI exam, the Warriors said on Twitter. The team is expected to update Durant’s status on Wednesday. “We’ll just wait & see & keep our fingers crossed,” Steve Kerr said to reporters following the Warriors 112-108 loss to the Wizards.
On a Wizards possession under their basket less than a minute into the game, Washington center Marcin Gortat tossed Golden State’s Zaza Pachulia aside. Pachulia stumbled and landed on Durant’s left leg.
Durant immediately clutched at his left knee, then hobbled around a bit. He stayed in for a few more possessions before limping off toward the locker room when Golden State called timeout. Washington led by as many as 19 points in the first quarter, which ended with the host ahead 40-26.
Durant leads the Warriors in scoring (25.8 ppg.) and rebounding (8.4 rpg.) He played every game this season until being sidelined last Friday against the Nets with a left hand injury.
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