The Oklahoma City Thunder traveled to Cleveland to battle the Cavaliers on Feb. 2 and fell in a tough loss, 115-110. However, the Thunder might have lost more than just the game. NewsOK.com reported that Kevin Durant left the game with a right rib contusion, before returning in the final quarter.
Kevin Durant injured his ribs in the third quarter, holding his back as he was helped off the court. The injury looked like it came several minutes before he finally left the game, with 4:07 left in the quarter. Durant went to the back and the returned to the bench a few minutes later to watch the rest of the quarter.
Durant had 19 points before the injury, although he was only four of 13 from the field up to that point. While Durant came back for the fourth quarter, Cleveland outscored Oklahoma City 39-32 in that final quarter to pull out the five point win.
The Thunder were up by five when Durant left the game. When he came back in with 9:55 remaining, the game was tied. Durant finished the contest with a team high 32 points, including a three-pointer to tie the game back up at 108 with 1:26 left in the game.
Kyrie Irving scored 25 points, including 13 in the final 2:52 to lead Cleveland to the win.
News on the extent of Durant's injury remains unknown.