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Warriors’ Kevin Durant leaves game vs. Suns with right ankle contusion

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Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant was forced to leave the game against the Phoenix Suns after sustaining a right ankle contusion.

As observed, the former league MVP rolled his ankle. He stayed on the floor for a moment then went straight to the locker room to be checked up by the medical staff. To recall, this was the same ankle he twisted against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Per Anthony Slater of The Athletic, Kevin Durant did not return to the game after sustaining the injury in the fourth quarter. He left the match with 25 points in 30 minutes of play.

Durant’s absence was undoubtedly a huge blow to the Dubs, as they failed to take down the Suns without their best player. Phoenix completed the upset, 115-105, behind Devin Booker who exploded for 37 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds.

Kelly Oubre Jr., on the other hand, chipped in 22 points as the Arizona-based team took full advantage of KD’s absence. Rookie Deandre Ayton contributed 18 points and nine boards.

The Warriors, for their part, got 28 points from Klay Thompson. Stephen Curry almost tallied a triple-double with 18 points, seven assists and seven rebounds. DeMarcus Cousins added 13 markers.

Golden State’s next game is on Wednesday against the Houston Rockets. In the event that Kevin Durant doesn’t suit up, expect Alfonzo McKinnie and Andre Iguodala to play bigger minutes.