8:39pm: Durant was able to walk out of Barclays Center, although he had “a little bit of a limp,” Friedell tweets. Durant expressed hope that the injury isn’t too serious, but said the team will wait for the MRI results before deciding whether he will travel to the next game in Cleveland.
8:03pm: Nets star Kevin Durant will undergo an MRI on his left knee on Sunday, tweets ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Durant had to leave tonight’s game with the Pelicans after a collision resulted in what the team is calling a sprained knee, according to Tim Bontemps of ESPN (Twitter link).
The former MVP walked around and tried to stay in the game, but eventually decided to check out and go to the locker room to be examined. The Nets announced at halftime that he wouldn’t return.
Durant, who’s leading the NBA in scoring at 29.7 PPG, sat out Thursday’s game for rest. He is attempting to play something close to a full schedule for the first time since suffering a torn Achilles in the 2019 NBA Finals. He appeared in 35 games last season and has played 36 of Brooklyn’s 42 games so far this year.