Durant to Miss Playing Time; Other NBA News
(AP) — It's going to be a while before Kevin Durant returns to the Golden State Warriors' lineup.
The All-Star forward is out indefinitely with a sprained MCL in his left knee and a bone bruise in his leg. The injuries occurred early in the first quarter of Tuesday's 112-108 loss at Washington.
Golden State's medical staff hasn't ruled him out of returning before the end of the regular season. Durant is scheduled to be re-evaluated in four weeks.
Durant leads the Warriors in scoring and rebounding with 25.3 points and 8.2 boards in his first season with the team.
In other NBA news:
— Joel Embiid's knee injury has forced the Philadelphia 76ers to shelve their rookie center for the remainder of the season. He has a torn meniscus that is worse than the team first thought, ending his season after he averaged 20.2 points and 7.8 rebounds in just 31 games. Embiid finally made his NBA debut this season after sitting out the previous two years with right foot issues.
— The NBA champion Cavaliers have bolstered their roster as they face the stretch run. The newest acquisition is big man Andrew Bogut, who chose the Cavs over the Spurs, Rockets and Celtics.