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Durant out for Suns’ home debut after tweaking ankle in warm ups

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DALLAS, TX - MARCH 5: Kevin Durant #35 of the Phoenix Suns looks on during the game on March 5, 2023 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2023 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)

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This sucks for Suns fans.

Kevin Durant strolled in the door of the Footprint Center in Phoenix ready to make his home debut for the Suns in a town that suddenly believes this team is going all the way... and then KD tweaked his left ankle during warmups and come game time was listed as out with left ankle soreness.

The team provided no other details and it’s far too early to tell if Durant would miss more time (the Suns are off until Saturday when they host the Kings).

Durant is averaging 26.7 points and 7.3 assists a game on ridiculously efficient shooting (80.8 true shooting percentage with the Suns), and Phoenix is 3-0 since he entered the lineup.

Durant missed the first six games after he was traded to Phoenix due to a knee injury he suffered while still with the Nets.