Golden State Warriors forward David Lee aggravated a left hamstring injury in the second quarter of the team’s 121-104 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, ESPN's Ethan Sherwood Strauss reports.
Lee is set to have an MRI on the strained hamstring on Thursday. He originally injured his hamstring during the Warriors' final preseason game last month.
Lee was making his season debut against Los Angeles after missing the first three games of the season. He came off the bench to score six points in seven minutes and did not play in the second half.
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said that the latest hamstring injury for Lee is similar to the one that forced him to miss the first week of the season.
"He said it felt similar to the last one and we'll see how he is tomorrow, but that's a big blow for us because he's one of our leading scorers and rebounders, great player, and a lot of different ways we can use him," Kerr said to ESPN.com. "So we're going to miss David but hopefully we're going to get him back 100 percent this time."
Draymond Green has taken Lee’s place in the starting lineup so far this season and had a career-high 24 points on Wednesday to go along with eight rebounds and five assists.
Lee, a two-time All-Star, is in his fifth season with the Warriors. He averaged 18.2 points and 9.3 rebounds in 69 games last season for Golden State.
The Warriors (4-0) take on the Houston Rockets (5-0) on Saturday.
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