The Phoenix Suns will be without superstar Kevin Durant for the second consecutive game on Wednesday due to hamstring soreness.
The Suns will tip off against the Los Angeles Clippers tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the Footprint Center.
Head coach Frank Vogel said Durant hurt his leg late in the fourth quarter in the win over the Orlando Magic on Sunday.
New Year, same Suns? Let’s hope not. Phoenix is in the midst of six games in nine nights, so this could just be them being cautious with their prized forward.
The good news is that Phoenix is on a 4-game win streak and Bradley Beal is finally back. The bad news is that Kevin Durant’s injury looks legitimate after speculation of load management against the Blazers on Monday night.
Durant is averaging over 40 minutes per game in his last four contests, including 39 minutes in the win over the Orlando Magic on Sunday night. The 35-year-old superstar is averaging an impressive 30-6-6 on 53% shooting this season.
Head Coach Frank Vogel was adamant the Suns were not resting Durant, saying the team “does not rest guys”.
Damion Lee (knee) is also listed as out on the injury report along with Durant.
No one else appears on the injury report for either team.
You can expect to see an increase in minutes for Chimezie Metu, Bol Bol, and Keita Bates-Diop with Durant sidelined again.