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UPDATE: Kevin Durant ruled out for Suns’ Game vs. Grizzlies

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The Phoenix Suns have downgraded Kevin Durant to out today with right foot soreness, as they get ready to take on the Memphis Grizzlies in an In-Season Tournament game on the road at 3 p.m. MST.

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Durant was not listed on the injury report yesterday, but was added today as questionable.The Suns will start Keita Bates-Diop in his place.

Phoenix will be missing Drew Eubanks (left ankle sprain) after he went down with the injury during Wednesday’s victory over the Warriors and did not return. Bradley Beal (low back strain), Yuta Watanabe (left quad contusion) and Damion Lee (right meniscus surgery) remain out for the Suns.

Durant has scored 30 points in five-straight games and been the biggest reason why Phoenix has won five in a row. He has played in all 15 of the Suns’ games so far and is firmly in the MVP conversation with averages of 31,4 points, 7.1 rebounds and 5.5 assists.

The Grizzlies have an even longer list of players on their injury report than the Suns. Desmond Bane (left foot sprain) is a game-time decision, and seven players are out.

These seven players are: Ja Morant (league suspension), Steven Adams (right knee MCL surgery), Marcus Smart (left foot sprain), Brandon Clarke (left achilles tendon repair), Luke Kennard (left knee bone bruise), Xavier Tillman (left knee injury recovery) and Jake LaRavia (left eye abrasion).

This is obviously be a huge blow for the Suns. They need to win tonight by a decent margin to keep their hopes alive to advance in the In-Season Tournament.

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Brendan Mau is a senior writer covering the Phoenix Suns and more for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @Brendan_Mau

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