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Brooklyn Nets Make Official Announcement On James Harden After Injury

James Harden #13 of the Brooklyn Nets warms up

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 16: James Harden #13 of the Brooklyn Nets warms up before the first half against the Orlando Magic at Barclays Center on January 16, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. This is his first game with the Brooklyn Nets. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

On Saturday night, the Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets took the floor for Game 1 of their highly-anticipated playoff series.

Fans were waiting to see Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton take on James Harden, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. Unfortunately, the Nets watched as one of their best players left the floor early.

James Harden hobbled off the floor after just 43 second of play in the first quarter. Video appeared to show Harden grabbing his right hamstring after trying to fight to the basket in the first minute of play.

Nets fans hoping to see Harden back out on the floor tonight did not get the news they were hoping for. Brooklyn announced Harden is out for the remainder of tonight's game against the Bucks with a right hamstring injury.

Harden missed significant time earlier this with an injury to his right hamstring. He missed 21 games during the regular season as the Nets struggled to get their big three of Harden, Irving and Durant all healthy and on the floor at the same time.

The Nets still have Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, but losing Harden for at least one game still hurts.

We'll have to wait and see if the Nets can win without him.