Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets was pulled from Friday night’s game against the Toronto Raptors due to the league’s health and safety protocols, the team says.
The 32-year-old did not start the game because he was undergoing contact tracing and was not cleared before tip-off.
Durant came off the bench at the 4:13 mark of the first quarter after he was permitted to play. But an abrupt reversal from the league forced him to exit.
The exact reason he was pulled was not immediately clear.
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The small forward, who missed three games in January due to the league’s health and safety protocols, was among four Nets players to test positive for the coronavirus last March.
Durant is currently the second-leading scorer in the NBA.
Kevin Durant is out for the remainder of the game due to health and safety protocols. After missing the beginning of the game and subsequently being cleared to play, Durant is unable to play at the direction of the league, a source told ESPN.