Thunder's Durant leaves with injury

Associated Press  |  Last updated February 02, 2013

NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 27: NBA player, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder watches a game between the TCU Horned Frogs and the Oklahoma Sooners at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 27, 2008 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Horned Frogs 35-10. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Thunder All-Star forward Kevin Durant left Saturday's game against the Cavaliers with an apparent back injury. Durant, the NBA's leading scorer, appeared to injure his back or right side while hustling back on defense. He stayed in the game for several minutes and was moving slowly before he went to the locker room with 4:07 remaining in the third quarter. Durant was grabbing his lower back as he was escorted from the floor. He returned to the bench during the final minute of the quarter, and checked back into the game with 9:55 left in the fourth. The Thunder did not provide a reason he left. Durant was only 4 of 13 from the field but was leading the Thunder with 19 points when he went out. He's averaging 29.6 points for the Thunder, who came in with the league's second-best record.
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