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Kyrie Irving leaves Game 4 of Nets-Bucks with ankle sprain

Field Level Media
14 Jun 2021, 07:05 GMT+10

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving exited in the second quarter of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday with a sprained right ankle.

The Nets ruled Irving out for the rest of the game but did not announce the severity of Irving's injury.

Irving was injured with 6:04 remaining after converting a layup that got Brooklyn within 44-40. After scoring the basket, he landed awkwardly on the foot of Milwaukee forward Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Irving stayed down on the floor as play continued on the other end and the Nets were able to get a timeout to attend to him with 5:52 left. After the timeout, Irving was seen limping back to the locker room while putting a small amount of weight on his ankle.

Irving scored 11 points on 5 of 11 shooting in 17 minutes before getting hurt. In the first eight games of the postseason, Irving averaged 24.1 points on 47.4 percent shooting.

Irving is the second member of Brooklyn's star trio to suffer an injury during the series. In Game 1, James Harden injured his right hamstring on a drive to the basket 43 seconds in and has missed the past three games with right hamstring tightness.

--Field Level Media

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