Nets’ Harden ruled out for Game 2 against Bucks


NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 05: James Harden #13 of the Brooklyn Nets drives to the basket during the first quarter against the Milwaukee Bucks during Game One of the Eastern Conference second round series at Barclays Center on June 05, 2021 in New York City. Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

Brooklyn star guard James Harden has been ruled out of game two of the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals against Milwaukee with right hamstring tightness, the Nets said Sunday.

Harden departed just 43 seconds into the Nets’ 115-107 victory over the Bucks on Saturday in game one of their best-of-seven series with game two set for Monday in New York.

Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving stepped up in the opener, Durant delivering 29 points and 10 rebounds and Irving putting up…

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