Report: Nets preparing to be without Kyrie for rest of Bucks series

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The Brooklyn Nets are preparing to play without Kyrie Irving for the remainder of their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Milwaukee Bucks due to his ankle sprain, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Irving turned his ankle after landing on the foot of Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo in Game 4 Sunday. He was later seen walking out of the arena using crutches and wearing a walking boot.

The Nets announced he sustained a sprain and will miss Game 5, but they didn't expand on the injury's severity or offer a recovery timeline.

Brooklyn's head coach Steve Nash said after Game 4 he had "no idea" about Irving's status.

Irving averaged 23 points, five rebounds, five assists, and 1.7 steals while playing 41.1 minutes during the opening three games of the series. He featured for just over 17 minutes in Game 5 before exiting, finishing with 11 points, five rebounds, two assists, one steal, and a block.

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Report: Nets preparing to be without Kyrie for rest of Bucks series
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