Thunder’s Jones exits with knee injury

Toronto, ON ( – The Oklahoma City Thunder did not need any
more bad news on the injury front, but that’s exactly what they got Tuesday
when Perry Jones went down with a knee injury in a game against the Toronto

Jones collided with Patrick Patterson on a drive to the basket early in the
third quarter and was helped back to the locker room to have his right knee

The Thunder had just eight healthy players at tip-off, and Jones, who
underwent arthroscopic surgery on the same knee in July, was one of their few

The third-year forward was forced to take on a bigger role because of injuries
to stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook and was averaging 18.5 points per
game over the first four contests.