Down 3 starters: Lu Dort out against Timberwolves with injury

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The Oklahoma City Thunder will have more of their usual starters on the injured list than on the actual court against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday. Lu Dort will miss the game, according to The Oklahoman’s Joe Mussatto.

Dort injured his left knee in the first quarter of the game against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday. Classified as left knee soreness, he missed the remainder of that contest, a Thunder win, and will be out Friday as well.

He joins guards Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and George Hill on the injured list. Theo Maledon will also miss Friday’s game because of NBA health protocols.

Gilgeous-Alexander will miss his second game due to a left knee sprain. Hill is out after undergoing a procedure on his thumb.

The Thunder played well against the Rockets on Wednesday without those starters. Dort only played one quarter while Hill and Gilgeous-Alexander missed the whole game, yet Oklahoma City won 104-87.

Hamidou Diallo and Kenrich Williams, who scored a team-high 19 points against Houston and is the best defender of the bench unit, will enter the starting lineup.