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Durant (ankle) is being listed as out for the Thunder's Christmas Day tilt with the Spurs, The Oklahoman reports.

There's always a possibility that the Thunder could upgrade Durant's status to a game-time decision Thursday morning, but at this stage, it appears the team is preparing as if their star will miss his fourth straight contest. The sprained ankle along with the fractured right foot earlier in the season have limited Durant to just nine games thus far, during which he's noticed a drop of 10 minutes and 10 points from the per-game averages of his 2013-14 MVP campaign.

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Durant (ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Blazers, Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman reports.

It will be the third straight absence for Durant, who continues to nurse a sprained ankle suffered in the first half of Thursday's loss to Golden State. He's essentially day-to-day at this point and should be considered questionable for Oklahoma City's Christmas Day showdown with San Antonio. Expect Perry Jones to make another start in his place Tuesday.

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Durant (ankle) did not practice Monday and is questionable to play Tuesday versus Portland, Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman reports.

Durant missed a second straight game Sunday, as the Thunder fell to the Pelicans behind a monster performance from Anthony Davis. It appears Durant's sprained ankle may be a bit more severe than initially anticipated, though the superstar forward has not been ruled out for Tuesday night's game. As of now, he's essentially a game-time call, and a decision may not come until close to Tuesday's 8:00 PM ET tip. If Durant is held out, Perry Jones will likely make another start.

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Durant (ankle) will miss a second straight game Sunday against the Pelicans, Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman reports.

Durant sprained his ankle during a 30-point first-half performance against Golden State on Thursday and was held out of action Friday in Los Angeles. While X-rays on the ankle came back negative, Durant is still hobbled, and the Thunder certainly won't take any chances with their superstar forward. Perry Jones will make another start at small forward, with Durant's next opportunity to play coming Tuesday versus Portland.

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Durant (ankle) has not been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Pelicans, the Oklahoman reports.

X-rays were negative after Durant left Thursday's game, resulting in a diagnosis of a mild right ankle sprain. It sounds like he has a chance to return Sunday after missing Friday's tilt, though his participation level in morning shootaround and pregame warmups will ultimately determine his availability. Perry Jones would presumably make another start if Durant does not receive clearance.

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Durant (ankle) will not play Friday against the Lakers, The Oklahoman reports.

Durant left Thursday's game late in the first half and did not return. He also underwent a precautionary X-ray that came back negative, indicating there was no break. He will sit Friday, but seems a good candidate to return for Sunday's game against the Pelicans.

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Durant (ankle) will be a game time decision Friday against the Lakers, Marc Spears of Yahoo! reports.

Durant went down with a sprained ankle mid-way through the Thunder's game against the Warriors, and was held out of the second half. He later said the move was precautionary, but it would not be a surprise to see Durant take anther precautionary night off Friday, especially considering Oklahoma City should be able to pull out a win against the Lakers without Durant in the lineup. If he does not play Friday, it appears likely that Durant would be able to play in the Thunder's next game Monday.

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Durant said the sprained ankle that forced him out of Thursday's loss to the Warriors isn't serious, and he hopes to play Friday against the Lakers, The Oklahoman reports.

After lighting up the Warriors for 30 points on 10-for-13 shooting as the first half was winding down, Durant suffered the ankle injury when he stepped on Marreese Speights' foot. He remained in the locker room after halftime and didn't return, but was fortunate to have only been diagnosed with a minor sprain after X-rays came back negative. Durant said the decision to keep him out for the rest of Thursday's game was mostly for precautionary purposes, since the injury occurred on the same foot that previously required surgery in October. The Thunder will reexamine Durant's ankle Friday morning before making a decision on his status for the game later that evening.

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Durant suffered an ankle injury near the end of the first half and will not return, The Oklahoman reports.

Durant reportedly had precautionary X-rays taken, but they came back negative and the right ankle sprain was graded as mild. The Thunder play again Friday, but it wouldn't be surprising if he rests in preparation for a game Sunday against the Lakers. Either way, the team should update his status before Friday's tipoff.

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Durant limped off the floor late in the first half after rolling his ankle on Maurice Speights' foot, The Oklahoman reports.

Durant reportedly walked slowly into the locker room under his own power, so it's quite possible he will be able to return for the second half. He was having a mammoth game before the injury scoring a career-high 30 points in the first half. The team will likely provide an update in his status as the second half begins.