Kevin Durant, James Harden out for Nets against Pelicans

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Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden slaps hands with forward Kevin Durant
Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden slaps hands with forward Kevin Durant

The Nets will be without Kevin Durant and James Harden when they face the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday.

Durant, who missed about two months of play while dealing with a hamstring injury, has been ruled out as he now deals with the thigh injury he suffered Sunday against the Miami Heat.

Harden continues to recover from his own hamstring injury -- one that is eerily similar to Durant's. It's unclear when he'll be cleared to return to action.

Despite what we see in the Eastern Conference standings, this has been a tough year -- health wise -- for the No. 2 seeded Nets. They've only seen their Big Three trio of Durant, Harden and Kyrie Irving play seven games together so far this season, which is something to keep an eye on during their upcoming playoff run.

The lack of floor time together might not seem like the biggest problem now, but when the moment's start to really matter and big games are on the line, their chemistry together will be imperative to their success.