Brooklyn Nets Kevin Durant misses full game against Heat after suffering left thigh contusion

Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant suffered a left thigh contusion in the first half against the Miami Heat on Sunday and was unable to return. Durant made contact with Heat forward Trevor Ariza, and he was able to walk off the court and back to the locker room before the team announced that their star player was done for the day. No timetable for a return has been announced.

Durant has played in only 24 games this season; the 11-time All-Star has dealt with a nagging hamstring injury this season after he missed the entire the 2019–20 season recovering from an Achilles injury.  

Durant scored a quick eight points before he suffered the injury against the Heat. The Heat went on to defeat the Nets with a score of 109-107, after Miami’s Bam Adebayo hit a game-winning buzzer-beater with the score tied.

Kevin Durant Ruled out for Nets vs. Heat After Suffering Thigh Injury


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