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Warriors’ Steve Kerr with the latest on Kevin Durant’s injury

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HOUSTON — Though Kevin Durant will sit out when the Warriors (45-21) visit the Houston Rockets on Wednesday (42-25) with a right ankle contusion, Warriors coach Steve Kerr expressed about Durant’s availability during the remainder of the team’s four-game trip.
“I expect him at some point,” Kerr said. “I don’t know when.”
The Warriors play in Oklahoma City (Saturday), San Antonio (March 18) and Minnesota (March 19). They plan to have a day off on Thursday, followed by a practice here on Friday before departing for Oklahoma City.
Kerr declined to name who will start in Durant’s place against the Rockets. Alfonzo McKinnie started when Durant sat for rest purposes in Orlando on Feb. 28. But another candidate could be Damion Lee.
Durant suffered the injury during a 115-112 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Sunday at Oracle Arena. Durant landed awkwardly on his right ankle after attempting to throw the ball through a double team. He stayed on the floor, but eventually stood up on his own. Durant then walked to the locker room without needing any assistance with 6:34 left in the game.
Though Durant did not participate in the team’s practice on Tuesday evening, he completed a light shooting workout with Warriors assistant coach Bruce Fraser.
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