Posted February 03, 2013 on AP on Fox
Kevin Durant said his back is fine after he appeared to injure it in the Oklahoma City Thunder's last game. Dirk Nowitzki looks set to return after missing the last two contests for the Dallas Mavericks. Durant has been simply brilliant in two overtime victories over the Mavericks this season, and both superstars should be eager to meet in Monday night's matchup in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City (35-12) fell 115-110 at Cleveland on Saturday. Durant appeared to injure his lower back in the third quarter while hustling back on defense and left briefly, saying afterward he was fine. Nowitzki, meanwhile, has endured an injury-plagued season in missing 27 games at the start after knee surgery. He returned to practice Sunday after missing the last two contests with a right adductor strain. The German superstar has shown his rust in averaging 13.5 points on 26.7 percent shooting in two losses to Oklahoma City this season. That hasn't been the case at all for Durant, who has averaged 46...
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