Nets’ Durant out at least 2 weeks with sprained right knee

Kevin Durant has a sprained right knee and the Brooklyn Nets say he will miss at least two weeks.

Durant was hurt Sunday during the third quarter of the Nets’ 102-101 victory in Miami after the Heat’s Jimmy Butler fell into his knee.

He had an MRI on Monday that revealed an isolated sprain in his medial collateral ligament. The team said he would be re-evaluated in two weeks.

Durant has led the Nets to 18 wins in their last 20 games and a 27-13 record, a game behind Boston for best record in the NBA.

He missed 21 games last season when he sprained his left MCL in January — also when a player fell into him — and the Nets fell apart. They went 5-16, tumbling in the standings, and their poor play without him contributed to Durant’s disappointment with the franchise and summer trade request.

Durant eventually rescinded the request. He is sixth in the NBA with 29.7 points per game, shooting a career-high 55.9%.

MONDAY’S GAMES

Pelicans rout

Wizards on road

CJ McCollum scored 34 points, Jonas Valanciunas added 27 points and 12 rebounds and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Wizards 132-112 in Washington, D.C.


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