Kevin Durant scores 15 in return from injury for Thunder
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 15 points in 22 minutes in his first NBA game in eight months and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 122-99 in the preseason opener for both teams on Wednesday night.
THUNDER: Durant had not played since Feb. 19 because of a broken right foot. He made 5 of 8 shots and had four assists. … Russell Westbrook had 14 points, 13 assists and eight rebounds in 22 minutes. … Serge Ibaka had 18 points and six boards in coach Billy Donovan’s NBA debut.
TIMBERWOLVES: Karl-Anthony Towns, the No. 1 overall pick, had 18 points on 8-for-12 shooting in his NBA debut. … Gorgui Dieng scored 18 points on 6-for-8 shooting.
STAR WATCH: Durant showed no ill effects after needing three surgeries to repair his right foot. … Towns made his first four shots in a sharp debut.
UP NEXT: The Timberwolves travel to Winnipeg for a game against Toronto on Saturday. … The Thunder host Turkish team Fenerbahce on Friday.
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