Brooklyn Nets' James Harden declared out for Game Two against Bucks

NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden left less than a minute into Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals with a right hamstring injury, potentially dealing a huge blow to Brooklyn's championship hopes.

The Nets sharpshooter has been ruled out for Monday night's Game Two matchup against the Bucks in Brooklyn.

Harden appeared to grab at the hamstring on a drive to the basket on Brooklyn's first possession Saturday, June 5, against Milwaukee.

He left Saturday's game and had an MRI on the injured hamstring that has continued to bother the former MVP throughout the 2020-21 season.

Harden missed 20 games because of problems with the hamstring in the second half of the season, including a pair of losses to Milwaukee in May.

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