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Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant out Friday night vs. Lakers

Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant out Friday night vs. Lakers

All-Star forward Kevin Durant will not play against the Lakers (8-17) on Friday night at Staples Center.

Durant suffered a mild right ankle sprain on Thursday night, as the Oklahoma City Thunder (12-14) fell to the Golden State Warriors (22-3), 114-109.

The Lakers perhaps catch a break, hosting the Thunder without the NBA's reigning Most Valuable Player.  Durant is averaging 22.4 points this season, sitting out 17 games after a foot injury.

After winning three straight, the Lakers were bombarded by the Pacers (8-18) in Indiana on Monday.  The Lakers took Tuesday off, but have had plenty of time to prepare for the visiting Thunder.

Of course, the Lakers...

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