Star of the networks James harden He suffered a right hamstring injury 43 seconds after the opener of the Eastern semifinals on Saturday night and has been ruled out for the remainder of the game. tweets Shams Charania from Athletic.
On the TNT broadcast, Jared Greenburg reported that Harden left the Barclays Center for an MRI on his hamstring, reports SNY.TV’s Ian Begley (Twitter link).
Harden was injured on his first drive to the basket, according to Brian Lewis of The New York Post. Passed the ball to Joe harris in the corner, then he grabbed his right leg in pain. He walked slowly to the locker room as Brooklyn coach Steve Nash called timeout 43 seconds in the game.
Injuries have been a problem for the Nets’ big three, who played together only a handful of times in the regular season after Harden was acquired from the Rockets in mid-January. Harden played a career-low 44 games this season, missing more than a month of action in April in May with a strained right hamstring.