Kevin Durant is listed as an inactive for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Durant (left ankle) worked out before the game and was seen afterward walking down the hallway without any ankle support, but the injury was apparently too much to give it a go tonight.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers said his team would not alter its strategy despite the absence of Durant.
“We don’t change as much as people think, game-to-game, defensively” said Rivers. “We are who we are. We throw some wrinkles. When we’re good at it we’re a good defensive team, and when we’re bad at it we’re a bad defensive team.”