The Brooklyn Nets edged out the Miami Heat 102-101 on the road after a last-second Royce O’Neale putback, but a bigger story is brewing.
Nets star Kevin Durant was forced out of Monday’s game (all times AEDT) with an apparent right knee injury. He didn’t return and the severity is unknown.
Heat wing Jimmy Butler had his shot blocked by Ben Simmons with 1:05 left in the third, and fell awkwardly into Durant’s knee.
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Durant was down for several seconds in discomfort, before being helped to his feet. He tried to stay on the floor, and play through the pain. But the Brooklyn star turned the ball over on the next possession, and looked to be massaging his knee on defense on the ensuing trip back…