SAN FRANCISCO -- Dallas Mavericks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. exited Tuesday night's 130-92 loss to the Golden State Warriors after suffering a fracture of the fifth metatarsal on his left foot, the team said.
The injury occurred with 7 minutes, 16 seconds left in the first half when Hardaway drove to the hoop for a layup. He went down awkwardly and grabbed his foot in pain, though he was able to get up and shoot his free throws.
Hardaway could not put any weight on his left leg and had to be carried off the court. The Mavs ruled out his return soon after.
"I just want to say how sorry we are to hear that. You hate to see anybody get injured,'' Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. "I just want to send him our regards from the organization and hopefully he's back sometime soon. I don't know what the prognosis is. We feel terrible for him.''
Hardaway scored 10 points in 10 minutes for a Mavericks team lacking the smothering defense that held Golden State to 82 points in a 99-82 victory Jan. 5 in Dallas.
"That's just bad luck," Luka Doncic said of his teammate. "I talked to him. He's disappointed. Every time you get injured you are sad, so we tried to cheer him up.''
Hardaway, 29, is in the first year of a four-year, $75 million contract with the Mavericks. He's averaging 14.3 points this season.
Information from The Associated Press was included in this report.