Nets’ Durant remains out; Celtics’ Brown, Walker sidelined

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant missed his third straight game against Boston after Nets coach Steve Nash said the forward’s bruised left thigh hadn’t healed enough to play. The Nets had listed Durant as questionable earlier in the day but ruled him out a couple hours before the game. Nash said the All-Star was close and possibly could return Sunday against Phoenix, but acknowledged that it may not be until next week. The Celtics also remained short-handed. Jaylen Brown missed his second straight game with left shoulder bursitis and Kemba Walker sat out the second of back-to-back games to rest his left knee.