Steven Adams' immediate playing future is up in the air after suffering an ankle injury in the Oklahoma City Thunder's win over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday.

Adams left the court in the third quarter of the 104-94 win after turning his ankle and was assess in the locker room.

The team reported he had a sprained left ankle and he did not return to the game - finishing with eight points, one rebound and four fouls to his named in 18 minutes on the floor.

The seriousness of Adams' injury and whether he would miss any games because of it was yet to be confirmed, with coach Billy Donovan saying post-game that he won't know the severity until tomorrow.


However, the Thunder have Monday off before hosting the struggling Sacramento Kings on Tuesday which would allow the centre some time to recover.

Beating the Spurs was an important win for the Thunder team in the tight battle for playoff spots in the Western Conference. The team went into the game 4-9 since January 1 against teams currently in the top eight of the East and West, clinging on to the seventh seed.

However, in beating the Spurs they improved to a 39-29 record and reclaimed the fifth seed.

Point guard Russell Westbrook led the way for the Thunder with a triple-double, positing 21 points, 10 assists and 12 rebounds

Despite Westbrook and forwards Paul George and Carmelo Anthony combining to shoot just 12-39 from the floor, the Thunder seemed to be in control for the majority of the match.

The bench stepped up in a big way, with Patrick Patterson, Alex Abrines and Jerami Grant all scoring in double figures, while Nick Collison made the most of a rare extended run with seven points from 3-5 shooting.