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OKC Thunder: Lu Dort day-to-day ahead of Rockets series

Thunder guard Luguentz Dort remains questionable to play Tuesday night in Game 1 against the Rockets. 

"We're going to take it day-by-day with Lu," Thunder coach Billy Donovan said after practice Sunday. "He's progressing. I feel positive about the improvements he's made. Hopefully he can continue on that path and get him back sooner." 

Dort suffered a right knee sprain last Wednesday against the Heat. He missed the Thunder's final seeding game Friday. 

If healthy, Dort is expected to be the Thunder's primary defender on James Harden. Donovan also mentioned Dennis Schroder, Hamidou Diallo and Terrance Ferguson as options to defend Harden. 

Thunder-Rockets series schedule

Game 1: Tuesday, Aug. 18, 5:30 p.m. (TNT) 

Game 2: Thursday, Aug. 20, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN) 

Game 3: Saturday, Aug. 22, 5 p.m. (ESPN) 

Game 4: Monday, Aug. 24, 3 p.m. (TNT) 

Game 5: Wednesday, Aug. 26, TBD 

Game 6: Friday, Aug. 28, TBD

Game 7: Sunday, Aug. 30, TBD

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Aug 12, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA;   Luguentz Dort #5 of the Oklahoma City Thunder reacts after colliding with Jae Crowder #99 of the Miami Heat during the first quarter at Visa Athletic Center at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 12, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.   Mandatory Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 12, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Luguentz Dort #5 of the Oklahoma City Thunder reacts after colliding with Jae Crowder #99 of the Miami Heat during the first quarter at Visa Athletic Center at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 12, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida....

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Joe Mussatto

Joe Mussatto joined The Oklahoman in August 2018 to cover OU football, men’s basketball and softball. He previously covered University of Kentucky football and basketball for SEC Country. Mussatto is from Oklahoma City and lives in Norman. Read more ›

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