Kevin Durant to sit out Friday's Nets game in Cleveland after playing 50 minutes Wednesday

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Kevin Durant will not play for the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night in Cleveland, sitting out for what the team termed “injury recovery – right Achilles Tendon surgery.”

Durant was not likely to play very many games that were second halves of back-to-backs this season – although he did play 30 minutes in the last one – but he will sit out even with a day’s rest after playing 50 minutes in the Nets’ double-OT loss to the Cavaliers on Wednesday.

The Nets are on the first half of a back-to-back on Friday night, with another game Saturday in Miami, but it remains to be seen if this absence is a setback of any sort, or precautionary reversal of the usual back-to-back protocol due to extended minutes on Wednesday.

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