Kevin Durant’s Phoenix Suns Home Debut Delayed Again

There is something about the Oklahoma City Thunder that does not want to see Kevin Durant on the floor at home in the Footprint Center, before the game in his pre-game workout Durant turned his left ankle and went down but got right back up and finished the workout.

In great anticipation, the Footprint Center filled to capacity early to witness the debut of the superstar Forward but were confused and stunned at introductions that his name didn’t get called in the starting lineup as the Suns announced he was a late scratch.

Durant was on the trainer’s table right before the team was to go out onto the floor for the Lay-up line, according to star guard Devin Booker after the game in his press availability.

The game still had to take place, as the Suns Devin Booker took on the scoring load leading to a 30-point first half, and finished with 44 and had help from newcomer Terrance Ross chipping in 24 with 6 of 10 from the three-point line.

The Phoenix Suns get the 132-101 win and at one point in the game Booker, Paul, Ross, and Ayton had outscored the entire Thunder team 93-85 late in the third quarter.

When it was all said and done in the press conference Monty said “we won’t know anything in detail until tests are run tomorrow” speaking about Kevin’s ankle injury.

If the Doctors declare an MRI is needed, then that means the sprain can be a bit more serious than anticipated, but as of yet there has been no latest update.

Booker and CP3 were in good spirits and said that KD was down about not making the highly anticipated debut but was also in good spirits.

Devin Booker also said about KD’s injury “it’s not too serious” all of Arizona is hoping that statement is 100% correct. Although, Booker is not the team Doctor he can only give an accessment based on his own experience of simply rolling an ankle.

The Suns have the third hardest schedule coming up with mostly Western Conference teams, and right on the tail of a struggling Memphis team with the opportunity to take over the third seed.

The Western Conference has become a MASH unit of star players going down to injury at the wrong time, and all of these missing stars (including Durrant) should be back at the start of the playoffs which will make this year’s post season very interesting.

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