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Report: Kevin Durant says he will be back on Thursday

While the Golden State Warriors won’t be at full quality any longer this normal season, one of their stars hopes to get back on the floor later this week.

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said forward Kevin Durant will “probably” be activated for Thursday’s home game against the Milwaukee Bucks, but Durant provided a more emphatic update on his status.

“You can tell them I’m playing Thursday,” Durant told ESPN shortly before tipoff for Tuesday night’s game with the Indiana Pacers.




Durant has missed the past six games with a rib injury, which was discovered on March 16. The Warriors have gone 2-4 during his absence. Thursday’s game will be one of three home games (eight overall) left this season for Golden State.

Durant is averaging 26.6 points, 5.4 assists, 6.8 rebounds and a career-high 1.9 blocks per game this season. The Warriors are second in the Western Conference with a 54-19 record.

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