NBA: Harden out for Game 4, while Sixers lose Green for two weeks

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Jun 13 2021 10:07 AM

NBA: Harden out for Game 4, while Sixers lose Green for two weeks 1
Philadelphia 76ers forward Danny Green (14) reacts against the Washington Wizards during the second quarter in game five of the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center. Bill Streicher, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

NEW YORK -- Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden will miss his third straight NBA playoff game on Sunday while Philadelphia 76ers guard Danny Green has been ruled out for at least two weeks.

The latest injury reports Saturday revealed setbacks for the two top contenders in the Eastern Conference, with Brooklyn leading Milwaukee 2-1 and Philadelphia leading Atlanta 2-1 in their best-of-seven matchups.

The winners will meet for the conference crown and a berth in next month's NBA Finals.

Harden has been sidelined with a right hamstring injury since game one. He also missed 20 of 21 late-season contests due to the injury.

The 76ers confirmed Green's absence after an MRI showed he suffered a right calf strain in Philadelphia's 127-111 victory over Atlanta on Friday.

Green, 33, will be re-evaluated in about two weeks, the team said.

After playing only four minutes before being unable to continue, Green changed out of his uniform and was wearing a walking boot on his right leg.

Green is averaging 10.3 points a game in the playoffs.

Brooklyn forward Jeff Green was listed as questionable by the Nets for Sunday's game four against Milwaukee due to a foot injury that has sidelined him since the third game of the opening round.

© Agence France-Presse


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