Nets’ Kevin Durant has MCL sprain, expected to miss a month

Kevin Durant has helped Brooklyn go 14-1 in its last 15 games, but he's going to miss the next month with a knee injury.

According to a report earlier today from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Brooklyn star forward Kevin Durant has an MCL sprain and will miss about a month. The Nets say they’ll reevaluate Durant’s injury in two weeks.

Durant sustained the injury in his right knee during Brooklyn’s 102-101 win at Miami last night. He left the game with 1:05 remaining in the third quarter after the Heat’s Jimmy Butler fell back on Durant’s knee after having his shot blocked at the rim by Ben Simmons.

In January of last season, Durant injured the MCL in his left knee and missed six weeks of action. He missed more than a month in 2017 with a sprained MCL back when he was playing for Golden St.

Durant is averaging 29.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.5 blocked shots per game. He’s shooting at a 55.9 percent clip from the field, making 37.6 percent of his 3-pointers and 93.4 percent of his free-throw attempts.

Brooklyn has won 14 of its last 15 games, posting a 9-4 ATS record. The Nets are in the second place in the Eastern Conference, one game back of Boston for first place. They’re 1.5 games in front of Milwaukee and 2.5 games ahead of Cleveland.

Brooklyn is off until Thursday when it hosts the Celtics.

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