Sport Look: Kevin Durant Makes Long-Awaited Return To Nets
NBA World Reacts To Kevin Durant’s Return To Nets
For the first time in over 50 days, Kevin Durant stepped foot onto the floor in Barclays Center for the Brooklyn Nets. Unsurprisingly, he reminded the league why he remains one of the best players in the modern NBA. Durant entered at the 7:22 mark of the second quarter, coming off of the bench for […] The post NBA World Reacts To Kevin Durant’s Return To Nets appeared first on The Spun.
For the first time in almost two months,will suit up for the , as the Eastern Conference competitors square off against the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night.
It’s been just over 50 days since the Durant last stepped foot on the court for the Nets, in a Feb. 13 win with over the Golden State Warriors. That night, he suffered a right hamstring strain and has been sidelined ever since.
The injury was just the latest setback for the 32-year-old super star, who’s had a difficult two-year tenure with the Nets. After missing the entire 2019-20 season with a torn Achilles, Durant missed a handful of games due to COVID-19 protocols this year, prior to tweaking his hamstring.
Nets welcome Pelicans to Barclays Center
Kyrie Irving put on a show and the Nets sent the Knicks back to Manhattan in a close one, 114-112, the third time Brooklyn beat New York this season and evened the all-time series at 106-106. Unfortunately, the Nets suffered a loss when James Harden subbed out in the first quarter with hamstring tightness. He’s out for at least 10 days. The opponent tonight will be the New Orleans Pelicans, who are 5-5 in their last 10, losing Tuesday night to the Hawks. The Pelicans are now 22-28 but still within range of the 10th seed and the NBA’s play-in tournament. So winning is still a priority.
Still, when he’s been on the court for the Nets, he’s reminded the rest of the NBA why he’s a generational talent. In 19 starts for Brooklyn this season, Durant has averaged 29.0 points, 7.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists on 52.4 percent shooting.
On Wednesday night, the 11-time All-Star will be back in action. Take a look at whatposted to celebrate the return of KD:
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets)
Although the Nets will get back one member of their superstar trio back on Wednesday, they’ll be without another. Brooklyn announced thatwith a right hamstring strain of his own.
“Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden underwent an MRI earlier today which revealed a right hamstring strain. Harden will continue to rehab the hamstring and will be re-evaluated in approximately 10 days,” the Nets wrote in an official release.
Brooklyn remains tied atop the Eastern Conference, with the Philadelphia 76ers, despite the various absences of its stars this season. The teams hold identical 35-16 records with 21 games to play.
Durant and the Nets will have an opportunity to grab the conference lead back on Wednesday against Zion Williamson and the Pelicans.
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