Only two minutes into his first game in his hometown since joining the Golden State Warriors, swingman Kevin Durant headed back toward the visiting locker room due to a knee injury. Durant’s teammate Zaza Pachulia was thrown to the ground by opposing center Marcin Gortat while Gortat was looking for the putback, and unfortunately Pachulia hit Durant’s left leg.
Here's the play that sent Kevin Durant limping to the locker room. pic.twitter.com/2YKVh1KLPu
— NBA.com (@NBAcom) March 1, 2017
A statement by the Warriors PR–
Kevin Durant has suffered a hyperextended left knee. He will undergo an MRI and will not return tonight.
— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) March 1, 2017
This was a heavily anticipated match-up because the Wizards have been surging as of late, and well… Warriors. Hopefully we’ll have more information to give as the night progresses, so be sure to stay tuned to @RealBallInsider for any further developments.