The Brooklyn Nets have been managing without Kevin Durant on the court, and it appears that they'll have to continue to do so a bit longer. Ahead of Brooklyn's showdown with the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday, the Nets have ruled Durant out for his fifth consecutive game, per ESPN's Malika Andrews.

After a three-game absence due to the league's health and safety protocols, Durant returned to the Nets on February 13 against his former team Golden State Warriors. While Brooklyn escaped with a 17-point victory, it cam with a cost after Durant suffered a hamstring injury.

As of this moment, Durant has been sidelined for the past four games for the Nets, causing them to lean on Kyrie Irving and James Harden. Following a narrow win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday night, Brooklyn has now extended their winning streak to six games, giving them a 20-12 record.

Altogether, Durant has now missed 13 games this season and on Tuesday, it will be his 14th game of the season where he isn't in a uniform. Steve Nash has been mum about an update on KD and there doesn't seem to be a timetable for his return.

The Nets are currently positioned as the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference and are the favorites to many to make the NBA Finals. For that to happen, though, Brooklyn will likely need Durant back on the court.

The next chance that Kevin Durant can return to the Nets will be on Thursday versus the Orlando Magic. With that being said, Brooklyn is likely in no rush to get him back, especially if they continue to rack up wins.