James Harden Remains Out For Game 4
The Brooklyn Nets have confirmed that James Harden remains out of Game 4 against the Milwaukee Bucks with a hamstring injury. In addition, Jeff Green, who hasn’t played since Game 2 against the Boston Celtics due to a left plantar strain, is listed as questionable.
The Nets list James Harden (right hamstring tightness) as out and Jeff Green (left plantar fascia strain) as questionable for Sunday’s Game 4 in Milwaukee.
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 12, 2021
Harden was injured 43 seconds into the Nets’ second-round series against the Bucks and hasn’t returned to action since. Mike James stepped up in Game 1, playing over 30 minutes and dropping 12 points, seven rebounds, and three assists, but Bruce Brown was inserted into the starting lineup for Games 2 and 3.
Brown has been effective, putting up a combined 29 points, 17 rebounds, and seven assists across his two starts for 58.9 FanDuel Fantasy Points. Unfortunately, the Nets didn’t get the outcome they were hoping for in Game 3 but don’t expect them to shake up their lineup. Brown has started 37 games this season, with James getting only one start in 13 appearances. Green has been used in the starting lineup this season, but he’ll be a reserve option for the Nets if he is available.
Brooklyn can back the Bucks into a corner with a Game 4 victory, putting them down 3-1 in the series. Stay tuned to FanDuel Sportsbook for a line on the game.