Kevin Durant injury update: Warriors F (ankle) will not play vs. Rockets

In a preview of what could be a playoff matchup between the Rockets and Warriors on Wednesday, one key player will be out.

Kevin Durant, who rolled his ankle in a loss to the Suns on Sunday, will not play in the game.

He missed practice Tuesday and is officially listed as day-to-day.

Kevin Durant didn’t practice in Houston tonight. Will not play vs Rockets tomorrow.

Kevin Durant officially day-to-day with the sprained ankle. No word on his status Saturday at Thunder, the Warriors lone trip to OKC this season. https://t.co/J8zNJudFT8

The Warriors’ playoff spot is all but set in stone at this point, so Durant missing this contest isn’t the worst thing for the top seed in the Western Conference.

However, this marks the second straight game between the two squads a former MVP has been ruled out.

James Harden missed Houston’s 118-112 win over the Warriors on Feb. 23 with a cervical strain and flu-like symptoms.

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The Rockets come into the matchup with a 42-25 record. Golden State is 45-21.

Durant’s status for the Warriors’ games against the Thunder this weekend is unclear.

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