Nets’ Kevin Durant is close to returning from hamstring injury

NEW YORK — Kevin Durant thought it was an ordinary hamstring strain, a grade one at best. Then the Nets got a second MRI scan on his left leg that showed the injury was a bit more severe. Speaking to reporters for the first time since Feb. 13, Durant echoed sentiments similar to what head coach Steve Nash had “It was one of those things where I’m not feeling a ton of pain, but you don’t want to force one of these injuries and go out there and make it worse,” he said before the Nets played the Hornets on Thursday. “In my mind, I was like, ‘Damn, I could play,’ but then, it was also like, ‘Man, …

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