Guard James Harden, one of three Brooklyn Nets superstars, will also miss Thursday's third game of the NBA conference semifinals against the Milwaukee Bucks with a hamstring injury, the franchise reported Wednesday.
The Nets dominate this Eastern Conference playoff series 2-0 despite barely counting on Harden, who was injured with 43 seconds played from the first game and missed the second.
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The guard, a winner of the MVP (Most Valuable Player) award in 2018 and a three-time top scorer in the NBA, has already been out in 20 of the last 21 games of the regular season due to hamstring problems.
Brooklyn coach Steve Nash said Wednesday, that his player "is progressing well" but they do not know when he will be able to return to the courts.
Both Harden and forward Jeff Gren, who suffers a left foot injury, will travel with the team to Milwaukee, where the next two games of the series will be played.