NEW YORK – Brooklyn Nets star point guard James Harden will be out for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Milwaukee Bucks due to a “right hamstring strain.”
The Nets currently lead the series 1-0 despite losing Harden less than a minute from the start of the first game.
Harden was hurt on a single play against Bucks guard Jrue Holiday. But when he threw a pass, Harden landed and exited the play with a hamstring grip. Harden finally left the court.
A team spokesperson told ESPN that Harden left the arena shortly after to go for an MRI.
“I didn’t realize what had happened until he started walking off the court, but we were supposed to make a play and he wasn’t in his place and I looked at him, he was grimacing,” Kevin Durant said. Saturday. “It’s just frustrating. I want him to be out there.”
“I know how much he cares. I know how much he wants to be right now. This is wishing him a speedy recovery,” he said.
Harden missed more than a month with a right hamstring strain during the regular season.
The star guard participated in the Nets filming session on Sunday, teammate Joe Harris said.