Brooklyn Nets star James Harden left the first game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday with a right hamstring concern and was ruled out for the rest of the game, with Harden playing only the first 43 seconds of the first quarter before heading to the locker room. The Nets did not provide further details about his hamstrings, and TNT broadcasts during the second quarter reported that Harden left Barclays Center to get an MRI of his hamstrings, and Harden missed 21 of 24 regular season games in Brooklyn as he recovered from a hamstring injury. knee. And he was outstanding in the first round against Boston, averaging 27.8 points, 10.6 assists and 7.2 rebounds while shooting 55.6% from the field and 47.5% in 3-pointers” Reply: Harden: He was at increased risk for a repeat for the remainder of the season, especially as Already aggravated the injury site during initial rehabilitation,” certified athletic trainer Jeff Stott tweeted. “The data show that the average downtime increases with each subsequent strain.” Harden’s presence is key to Brooklyn’s championship aspirations. Harden, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving only played eight games together in the regular season, but despite their lack of chemistry, they’ve been great against Boston, follow Jeff Zillgit on Twitter @JeffZillgitt.