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Kevin Durant is questionable vs. the Thunder

The Warriors are headed back to KD’s old home, but the MVP may not play.

NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden State Warriors Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant is listed as questionable for Saturday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Durant went through a full practice with the Warriors on Friday, but coach Steve Kerr said the team will wait to see how his ankle responds tomorrow before making a decision on his status for the game.

Durant sprained his ankle during the Warriors bizarre home loss to the Phoenix Suns on Sunday. He sat out of Wednesday’s game, a thrilling victory over the Houston Rockets.

The 10-time All-Star would surely love to lace up his Nikes on Saturday against his former team, but the Warriors will certainly play it safe. With the playoffs only a month away, Golden State will only play Durant if he’s healthy.

That said, Durant’s return against a very good Thunder defense would be huge. The Warriors have just a one game lead over the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference, and would love to create a little bit of separation.

Durant has been highly durable this year, as he’s only missed two games - Wednesday’s, as well as one due to rest. He is tied with Kevon Looney for the team lead in games played, with 65.

The Warriors and Thunder play on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. PT on ABC. We’ll update you when Durant’s status is finalized.