Kyrie Irving misses 7th straight game for Nets
Kyrie Irving did not play again Monday night when the Brooklyn Nets hosted the Milwaukee Bucks.
Irving had been listed as questionable. He hasn’t played since Jan. 5 and is working on his conditioning.
The six-time All-Star has missed the past seven games — the first five of them for personal reasons. He has yet to play with newly acquired star James Harden.
The Nets survived the Milwaukee Bucks 125-123 with Harden finishing with 34 points and 12 assists and Kevin Durant adding 30.
In his absence from the team, Irving attended a family birthday party without wearing a mask in violation of the league’s COVID-19 rules and was fined $50,000 by the NBA and penalized more than $800,000 in salary.
Harden had 32 points and a triple-double in his Brooklyn debut on Friday night, and Kevin Durant scored a season-high 42 points.
The Nets play Wednesday and Friday in Cleveland, where Irving began his career and played from 2011-17.
In seven games this season, Irving is averaging 27.1 points, 6.1 assists and 5.3 rebounds per game.
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