Brooklyn Nets star James Harden left Game 1 against the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday with a proper hamstring concern and was dominated out for the rest of the sport.
Harden performed simply the primary 43 seconds of the primary quarter earlier than heading to the locker room. The Nets didn’t provide extra particulars on his hamstring.
The TNT broadcast reported throughout the second quarter that Harden left Barclays Center to get an MRI on his hamstring.
Harden missed 21 of Brooklyn’s 24 closing regular-season video games as he recovered from a strained hamstring and was fantastic in the first-round series against Boston, averaging 27.eight factors, 10.6 assists and seven.2 rebounds whereas capturing 55.6% from the sphere and 47.5% on 3-pointers.
“Re: Harden: He was going to be at an increased risk for recurrence for the remainder of the season, especially since he already aggravated the injury site during his initial rehab,” licensed athletic coach Jeff Stotts tweeted. “Data shows the average time lost increases with each subsequent strain.”
Harden’s presence is key to Brooklyn’s championship aspirations. Harden, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving performed simply eight video games collectively within the common season, however regardless of that lack of chemistry, they had been spectacular towards Boston.
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