Kevin Durant (shoulder) won’t play Friday night

Kevin Durant (shoulder) won’t play Friday night

The Brooklyn Nets said striker Kevin Durant will miss Friday’s game against the visiting Orlando Magic with a right shoulder sprain.

Durant told reporters last weekend that he had been playing through the injury while receiving treatment for his shoulder. This will be his first absence this season.

Durant, 33, is the NBA’s second-highest scorer with 28.6 points per game, trailing Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry’s 29.5 points per game.

The 11-time All-Star and four-time scoring champ also averaged 7.9 rebounds and 4.9 assists. He shoots 56.7 percent from the field and 42.7 percent from a 3-point distance to 16 starting points.

Strikers Joe Harris (a left ankle sprain) and Paul Millsap (for personal reasons) will also miss the net on Friday night.

–Field Media Level

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