Thunder lose backup PG Maynor for season



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City Thunder backup point guard Eric Maynor will miss the rest of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

General manager Sam Presti said tests Sunday morning revealed that Maynor had torn the ligament in the fourth quarter of Oklahoma City’s 98-95 victory at Houston on Saturday night.

Maynor is the primary backup to All-Star Russell Westbrook and was averaging 4.2 points and 2.4 assists in 15 minutes per game this season.

Presti says Maynor will need surgery on his knee but he is confident Maynor “will do everything necessary to come back from this injury and be prepared for the 2012-13 season.”

The Thunder have two other reserve point guards, Royal Ivey and rookie Reggie Jackson.