Return for Nets' Harris still unknown

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A specialist has confirmed that New Jersey Nets guard Devin Harris has a strained right groin.

Harris got a second opinion in Chicago on Monday while he missed his second straight game at Charlotte. Tests showed he doesn't have a tear or a more serious injury. It remains uncertain when Harris will return.

Harris aggravated an injury on Friday he first suffered last month in an exhibition game.

He said during the weekend he expects to miss a week to 10 days. Nets coach Lawrence Frank said Monday that there's no "magical treatment to it. I think it's just going to take time." Rafer Alston made his second straight start Monday in Harris' place.

Harris averaged a career-high 21.3 points last season and was a first-time All-Star.