Durant out of home debut after slip, ankle injury

PHOENIX – Kevin Durant slipped and turned his left ankle during warmups Wednesday, knocking him out of what was supposed to be his first home game with the Phoenix Suns.

A little more than an hour before scheduled tip off against Oklahoma City, Durant was doing an individual drill with coaches when appeared to slip on the floor as he lifted off to shoot. He ended up on the floor but was able to get up and finish his pregame workout.

After leaving the floor, the Suns announced he would be held out with left ankle soreness. Durant recently returned after missing six weeks after suffering a right knee sprain.

The Suns were 3-0 with Durant and he was averaging 26.7 points on 69% shooting.

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