The Brooklyn Nets have updated James Harden’s status to questionable for Game 5 Tuesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Harden is expected to test his injured hamstring at target practice and has been determined to try to find a way to get clearance to play in Game 5, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The team initially ruled out Harden for Tuesday’s game.
Before Sunday’s Game 4 loss, Nets head coach Steve Nash said Harden was doing work on the court, pitching and rehabbing.
Harden suffered what the team has called “right hamstring strain” 43 seconds after the first game of the series. His drive to come back comes after the Bucks have won two straight games to tie the series 2-2.
Brooklyn’s effort to reach the Eastern Conference final took another hit in Game 4 when Kyrie Irving came out with a sprained right ankle. He has been ruled out for Game 5 on Tuesday.