Kevin Durant to sit versus Timberwolves
FILE - SALT LAKE CITY, UT - MAY 6: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors looks on during the game against the Utah Jazz during Game Three of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2017 NBA Playoffs on May 6, 2017 at vivint.SmartHome Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
NBA.com staff report
The Golden State Warriors boast the Western Conference's second-longest active winning streak at four games. To get to a fifth straight win, they'll have to do so without star forward Kevin Durant.
Golden State announced via Twitter that Durant will not play against the Minnesota Timberwolves today as he recovers from a left thigh contusion. The Wolves have the longest active winning streak in the West at five games and are averaging 114.4 points per game during their win streak.
Kevin Durant (left thigh contusion) will be inactive for tonight's game vs. Minnesota.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) November 8, 2017
Monte Poole of NBCSportsBayArea.com reports that Durant is dealing with general soreness as well as the thigh injury itself.
Kevin Durant has a thigh contusion and some general soreness after gm vs #Heat. He landed on the floor, several times hard, no fewer than five times during that game. He won't be with #Warriors tonight vs Timberwolves.— Monte Poole (@MontePooleNBCS) November 8, 2017