Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden remains out for Game 4 on Sunday against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Nets coach Steve Nash said Harden is “progressing” from what the team called a “right hamstring strain.”
Harden officially played 43 seconds of Game 1 of Brooklyn’s series against Milwaukee on Saturday, June 5, a 115-107 victory. In the opening stretch, he drove to the basket and exited the play by clutching the back of his right hamstring. The Nets called a timeout and Harden immediately returned to the team locker room.
In better news for the Nets, Jeff Green has been upgraded to questionable for Game 4. Green has been dealing with a plantar fascia strain in his left foot. Initially, it was ruled out for 10 days. He last played on May 25 in Game 2 of the Nets’ first-round series against the Boston Celtics, but has yet to play the Bucks.
Despite Harden’s absence and overall ailments, the Nets lead 2-1 in the series after falling in Game 3 86-83 on Thursday.