Durant misses third straight game with ankle injury

Oklahoma City, OK (SportsNetwork.com) - Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant missed Tuesday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers with a lingering right ankle sprain.

Durant poured in a season-high 30 points during a high-scoring first half against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday before sustaining the injury late in the second quarter.

He then missed a win against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday and a home loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday. Durant is considered day-to-day entering Oklahoma City's showdown with the defending champion San Antonio Spurs on Christmas day.