2011 NBA Playoffs – Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat
Kevin Durant quickly recovered after Sunday’s dismal effort, scoring 45 points (15-of-24 FGs, 14-of-15 FTs) in Monday’s loss to the visiting Spurs. Durant is averaging 29.5 ppg this season and projects as a top-three MVP candidate. He added one 3-pointer, eight rebounds and three blocks but couldn’t prevent OKC from falling into a tie with the San Antonio Spurs for sixth place in the West.
Derrick Rose will have an MRI on Friday to evaluate his left wrist that he sprained in Thursday’s game against the Magic. “Derrick has a sprained wrist,” coach Vinny Del Negro said.