Latest on James Harden, Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving celebrate a play. - Getty

James Harden returned from a two-game absence against the Knicks on Monday night and left the contest after just four minutes with a leg injury. After undergoing an MRI, Harden has been diagnosed with a strained right hamstring, the team announces.

Harden, who is averaging 25.4 points since arriving in Brooklyn, will miss at least 10 days with the ailment.

While the news is not great for Harden, fellow All-Star Kevin Durant‘s status is looking more optimistic. The former MVP is expected to return to the floor as early as Wednesday against the Pelicans, according to Malika Andrews of ESPN.com.

Durant, Harden, and Kyrie Irving have only played together in seven games this season. Despite the lack of a full lineup for most of the campaign, Brooklyn leads the Eastern Conference with a record of 35-16.

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