Durant appeared to get tangled up with Miami's Trevor Ariza when he went to the basket for a layup. The 32-year-old was playing in his fifth game since returning from a hamstring injury that sidelined him for almost two months.
Kevin Durant went back to the Nets locker room after suffering an apparent left leg injury. pic.twitter.com/CgCYni1bsU— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 18, 2021
Durant has been one of Brooklyn's best players this season, averaging 28.1 points, seven rebounds and 5.4 assists per game while shooting 53.9% from the field and 45.4% from deep.
It's unclear if the four-time scoring champion will miss an extended period of time.
If Durant does miss time, it won't be a good sign for the Nets, who are also without James Harden, who is dealing with a hamstring strain. Brooklyn is second place in the Eastern Conference with a 38-18 record, but it'll be difficult for the team to eclipse the Philadelphia 76ers for the top spot without Durant available.