NEW YORK — Kevin Durant missed the second half of Brooklyn’s game against New Orleans on Saturday night after spraining his left knee in a collision.
The NBA’s scoring leader left with 5:38 remaining in the second quarter and the Nets announced at halftime that he wouldn’t return. He had 12 points in 12 minutes.
Kevin Durant will get an MRI on left knee Sunday, sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/YZrNCgtlts
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 16, 2022
Durant was back in the lineup after sitting out a loss to Oklahoma City on Thursday night to rest on the second night of a back-to-back. It was the Nets’ fourth game in five nights.
With Kyrie Irving ineligible to play in home games, Durant has had to play heavy minutes in his second season in Brooklyn after sitting out a year following Achilles tendon surgery.