For his first game after a year of absence, Kevin Durant recalled the fond memories of the Warriors, crushed 125-99 by the Nets with 22 KD points.
Kevin Durant did not miss his debut with the Nets, and the NBA season is off to a great start! For his big first with Brooklyn, the big absentee from last season (victim of an Achilles tendon rupture in Game 5 of the 2019 finals, the All Star winger had not played at all during the last exercise) played a nasty trick on his former Golden State team, atomized (125-99) Tuesday night in the suburbs of New York at the start of the season.
The fault in particular to a Durant author of 22 points (7 of 16 shots, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, 1 against) in 25 minutes spent on the floor of the Barclays Center, which he had never trod in official match, and obviously not at all disturbed by the context (due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the meetings are taking place behind closed doors until further notice). Right away, the two-time NBA champion with the Warriors and his teammates – Kyrie Irving (26 points, 10 of 16 on shots, 4 of 7 three-pointers, 4 rebounds, 4 assists) in the first place – gave the your against a Golden State team quickly won despite the efforts of its superstar Stephen Curry (20 points, 10 assists), not yet developed in terms of address however (7 out of 21 on shots, including 2 out of 10 on shots three points).
Largely in the lead at the break (63-45), Brooklyn even had a more comfortable mattress still 38 lengths ahead (116-78) during the third quarter following the only three-point shot made in this part by Frenchman Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot (5 points in 7 minutes, 2 rebounds). So successful debut for “KD” as for the new coach of the Nets Steve Nash, who had his baptism of fire on Tuesday in the coach costume, him the former player of the Great League.
KD returns and makes his Nets debut 👏
– NBA (@NBA) December 23, 2020
Brooklyn nets – Golden State Warriors: 125-99
> Stats by Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot (BRO): 7 minutes, 5 points (2 of 6 on shots, including 1 of 3 with three points), 2 rebounds, 1 lost ball, 2 faults