The Brooklyn Nets beat the Milwaukee Bucks 115-107 in Game 1, a win overshadowed by James Harden limping off the court 43 seconds into the game.
Harden, who was ruled out for the game, underwent an MRI afterwards. The team is still awaiting the results of the MRI.
"I'm heartbroken for him. I don't know what's going to happen. I don't know if he's playing the next game, if he's out. I have no idea. But I'm heartbroken for him that he had to miss tonight," said Steve Nash after the game.
Harden missed over a month towards the end of the season with an injury on the same hamstring.
"It just sucks. It sucks. It sucks because I want him to be out there," said Kevin Durant, who had 29 points and 10 rebounds. "I know how much he cares. I know how much he wants to be in this moment. It sucks. Wishing him a speedy recovery. Keep him involved as much as possible. It's just a bad break."
Blake Griffin added 18 points and 14 rebounds in Harden's absence. The team also shot 15-of-40 from three, with the Bucks shooting just 6-of-30.
Kyrie Irving added that the Nets will have to keep adjusting without Harden.
"We're obviously out there for bigger reasons, so when you see the game snatched away so early from one of our brothers, we feel for him, and we just had to make a quick adjustment and just adjust from there ... it went our way tonight, but obviously, we're gonna feel his loss no matter what."