Out of action since mid-November, Kyrie Irving and Caris LeVert remain out as the Brooklyn Nets' three-game road trip continues.
Ahead of Thursday's 8:30 p.m. ET game against the Dallas Mavericks, the Nets had a stacked injury report with six players on the list.
Among the handful, Garrett Temple is questionable with a right knee contusion. Nicolas Claxton is out due to left hamstring soreness.
Kevin Durant and David Nwaba are both out with right Achilles tears. Nwaba, who suffered the injury in Dec. 19's 118-105 loss to the San Antonio Spurs, is out for the season while the same has been assumed for Durant.
While the Nets were optimistic about Irving's potential return to practice, he has not yet been cleared for contact. Irving has missed the past 21 games with a right shoulder impingement.
LeVert, meanwhile, has been working back from Nov. 14's right thumb surgery to repair ligaments. He has been sidelined for the past 23 games, but his recovery took a step in the right direction when he practiced with contact last Thursday.
With Irving and LeVert injured, the Nets have relied on Spencer Dinwiddie and Temple at the respective guard spots. Temple did not practice prior to Thursday's game because of a sore knee.
Decimated by injuries, the Nets (16-16) have kept their season afloat, but they have suffered three straight losses going into Thursday's road game against the Mavs (21-10). The skid started with last Thursday's 94-82 loss to the Knicks.