James Harden out for Game 2 against Bucks due to hamstring injury

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The Brooklyn Nets will need a repeat performance if they want to beat the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 2. James Harden is dealing with right hamstring tightness and will not be available to play in Monday's game.

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Harden exited Game 1 in the first minute of the contest. That didn't stop the Nets from beating the Bucks 115-107.

Both Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving stepped up in Game 1 with Harden sidelined. Durant finished the contest with 29 points and 10 rebounds. Irving finished with 25 points and eight assists. 

Oddsmakers at BetMGM still like the Nets to win the series, and the Eastern Conference, despite Harden's injury. The Nets are listed at -135 to win the East at BetMGM. The Bucks are listed at +280, the next best odds in the conference.

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