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Brooklyn Nets’ James Harden (hamstring) leaves game vs. Rockets

Mar 31, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets shooting guard James Harden (13) dribbles the ball against Houston Rockets shooting guard Kevin Porter Jr. (3) during the first quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Brooklyn star guard James Harden left the Nets’ Wednesday game against the Houston Rockets due to right hamstring tightness.

Harden scored 17 points in 26:45 before exiting in the third quarter.

He played seven minutes in the third and was not on the floor for the final 4:48 of the period.

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Harden entered Wednesday averaging 26.4 points, 11.4 assists and 8.9 rebounds in 32 games for the Nets, who acquired him from the Houston Rockets in a blockbuster trade on Jan. 14.

He also entered Wednesday with 12 triple-doubles, tying the franchise record set by Jason Kidd in 2006-07 and matched by Kidd the following season.

–Field Level Media