Nets vs Jazz LIVE: Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant is out for Tuesday’s game against the Utah Jazz due to health and safety protocols, the team announced on Monday.
Along with Kevin Durant, Spencer Dinwiddie, and Nicolas Claxton will also miss this match against the Utah Jazz.
The Nets are now 3-4 to start the season after a tough loss against the Washington Wizards. They shot the ball well, having a 49.3 FG% and 43.8 3-PT FG% but just could not get the victory.
Washington was able to score 58 points in the paint as the Nets failed to protect their interior. They also had 20 turnovers in a match where the Wizards only had 7. Kyrie Irving & KD had the chance to win the game at the buzzer but both failed to convert their last-second shots.
Brooklyn Nets @HSpecialSurgery Status Report for tomorrow night’s game vs. Utah:
Durant (health and safety protocols) – OUT
Dinwiddie (partially torn ACL, right knee) – OUT
Claxton (right knee tendinopathy) – OUT
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) January 4, 2021
Durant played 38 minutes in the Nets’ loss to the Washington Wizards on Sunday. He tallied 28 points, 11 rebounds, and seven assists.
The Nets have not announced what caused Durant to be placed under the NBA’s health and safety protocols.
Kevin Durant’s facing a 7-day quarantine under league protocols because of exposure to a positive COVID-19 case, sources tell ESPN. He had the coronavirus in May, continues to register antibodies and has tested negative in multiple recents tests. He’d miss 4 games in next week. https://t.co/HFHFKHolte
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 4, 2021
The former Kia NBA MVP is averaging 28.2 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 4.8 assists over his first six games with Brooklyn. The Nets will now be without KD against the Utah Jazz.