Kevin Durant to Face Thunder in OKC for the First Time in February

Mark your calendars: Kevin Durant is reportedly heading back to Oklahoma City on February 11 for the first time since breaking Thunder Nation’s hearts.

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors will also renew hostilities on Christmas Day.

The full schedule for the 2016-17 NBA regular season is expected to be made official within the next week.


Durant’s first game against Russell Westbrook and the rest of the Thunder is tentatively scheduled in the second week of the season, on Nov. 3 in Oakland.


Sources say the centerpiece of the league’s annual Christmas Day schedule, meanwhile, is a rematch of the NBA Finals and a repeat of the Warriors-Cleveland Cavaliers showdown from last Christmas.


But this Dec. 25 meeting, sources say, is scheduled to happen in Cleveland, allowing the reigning champion Cavaliers to spend the holiday at home. Last Christmas, Golden State was the home team as defending champion.