Nets' Devin Harris out with hurt leg

NEWARK, N.J. -- New Jersey Nets point guard Devin Harris, who bruised his right quadriceps in Friday night's loss to the Washington Wizards, did not play Saturday night against the Milwaukee Bucks. Backup Jordan Farmar started in Harris' place, posting 20 points and 10 assists in the Nets' 115-92 loss.

"He warmed up before the game, but he's only about 60 percent or so," Nets coach Avery Johnson said before the game. "Hopefully we can treat him again today. We treated him this morning at 11. Treated him again tonight. And we'll work on him Sunday and have him back for practice on Monday.

"We were hoping to get him out there tonight so we could use him. But other guys are just gonna have to step up."

Harris suffered the injury during the second quarter against the Wizards. He did not return. Afterward, he told reporters he thought he'd be able to play Saturday night.

The subject of trade rumors and speculation involving Denver Nuggets superstar Carmelo Anthony, Harris, 27, is averaging 16.6 points and 6.8 assists per game in 34 outings for the Nets (10-27).

Mike Mazzeo is a regular contributor to ESPN NewYork.com.