Kevin Durant is back a year and a half after ruining his Achilles tendon For his first game with the Brookly Nets, he scored 15 points, grabbed 3 rebounds and dished out 3 assists in 24 minutes against the Wizards.
“It feels so good to be back. I was anxious and nervous, “, said Durant. “I had been visualizing this moment for so long. Nine months, ten months of thinking about what this new phase of my career would look like. I felt like I was a little impatient. Especially since the Covid because I didn’t see a future, and when the season was going to start.“, he added.
Kevin Durant hasn’t played in an official game since June 2019, in the Championship final the Warriors lost to Toronto. On Sunday, he played the first half of the 119-114 won game against Washington, who played without Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal.
It was also the first game as a head-coach for the former MVP Steve Nash. He will be assisted by Mike D’Antoni.
In Sunday’s other games, Atlanta defeated Orlando 116-107. Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 18 and Danilo Gallinari 17.
Despite the absences of LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Lakers defeated the Clippers again 131-106. Talen Horton-Tucker was unstoppable with 33 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists.
Sacramento defeated Portland 106-121. 8 players from the Kings scored 10 or more point.
Thanks to Zach Lavine ( 23 point) and Coby White (20 points) Chicago beaten Houston 104-91.
Frenchman Sekou Doumbouya scored 23 points and Detroit defeated the New-York Knicks despite a good performance from Sophomore RJ Barrett 99-91