Minneapolis, Minnesota (Sporting Alert) — Oklahoma City Thunder will be without Kevin Martin for tonight’s NBA clash against the Minnesota Timberwolves, a representative from the club confirmed on Thursday.
The club said that Martin will sit tonight’s game out on the road at Target Center because of right quad contusion.
Martin, in his first stint with the Thunder, is currently averaging 15.7 points per game. The shooting guard is averaging almost 47-percent shooting from the field and 45.8 percent from three-point range.
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He played just 26-minutes in the win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night and scored just six points.
Martin’s injury could mean more minutes for rookie guard Jeremy Lamb, who was solid for his five points against Atlanta.
The Oklahoma City Thunder, in the meantime, will be looking to extend its winning streak to an impressive 13 games and are top candidates to do so against a Minnesota team they’ve rattled up 12 consecutive wins against.
Kevin Durant scored a blistering 41 points and pulled down 13 rebounds for the Thunder in the win over the Hawks on Wednesday, with Russell Westbrook putting in 27 points and 11 assists.