Kevin Durant Exits Nets-Heat Game With Apparent Knee Injury

Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant made an early exit in their game versus the Miami Heat on Sunday with an apparent right knee injury and was ruled out the rest of the way.

Heat star Jimmy Butler fell on Durant's legs after going up for a layup with 1:05 remaining in the third quarter.

Durant favored his knee right away and stayed on the ground for some time. 

The former league MVP remained in the game for a while before the Nets called a timeout to take him out of the game. He headed straight to the locker room and did not return.

ESPN's Nick Friedell reported Durant will get an MRI on Monday.

This is certainly going to be a nerve-wracking waiting time for Nets and hoops fans out there.

Durant is having an exceptional season leading Brooklyn to the No. 2 seed in the East so far. Entering Sunday's contest, the 34-year-old 30.0 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 5.4 assists while shooting a career-best 56.0 percent from the field, 37.6 percent from three, and 93.5 percent from the freethrow line. 

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