Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant was ruled out of Friday night’s game against the Orlando Magic with a sprained right shoulder, the team announced.
Durant said Sunday that he has been receiving treatment for his throwing shoulder, but has continued to play despite the problem. Friday will mark Durant’s first lost game of the season.
The 33-year-old Durant is second in the NBA in scoring with 28.6 points per game and also has 7.9 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game.
The Nets will also be without sniper Joe Harris and veteran Paul Millsap against the Magic. Harris will miss his third straight game with a sprained left ankle, while Millsap will be out for the fourth straight game for personal reasons.