The Suns hope to establish some chemistry and consistency with their newly acquired superstar Kevin Durant as the All-Star break approaches.
While with the Nets, Durant suffered an MCL sprain in his left knee on Jan. 8 against the Heat and has missed his last 17 games consecutively.
The Suns enter Thursday’s game — their final game before the All-Star weekend — with a 32-27 record, sitting in fourth place in the Western Conference.
Phoenix will be put to the test against a Clippers team that is right behind them in the standings. LA currently holds the No. 5 seed in the West with a record of 32-28.
Will the Suns enter the All-Star break on a high note? Or will Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and the Clippers build on their recent win over the Warriors and find some momentum for the unofficial second half of the season?
The Sporting News has you covered with the latest on Durant’s injury and availability.
Is Kevin Durant playing vs. Clippers tonight?
While there was optimism that Durant could suit up for his new team before the All-Star break, the former MVP is listed as out on the team’s injury report and will not play for the Suns against the Clippers.
The team says he will be re-evaluated after the All-Star weekend.
Through 39 games this season, Durant is averaging 29.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists.
What channel is Clippers vs. Suns on?
Date: Thursday, Feb. 16
TV channel: TNT
Live streaming: Sling TV
Clippers vs. Suns will be broadcast nationally on TNT. Viewers in the United States can also stream the game on Sling TV.
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Clippers vs. Suns start time
Date: Thursday, Feb. 16
Time: 10:00 p.m. ET | 7:00 p.m. PT
Clippers vs. Suns will tip off around 10:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, Feb. 16. The game will be played at Footprint Center in Phoenix.
Suns schedule 2022-23
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Clippers schedule 2022-23
Here are LA’s next five games of the 2022-23 regular season: