Durant Returns With 22 and a 125-99 Nets Rout of Warriors
NEW YORK (AP) - Kevin Durant looked good as new against his old team, Kyrie Irving was even better and the Brooklyn Nets emphatically kicked off the Steve Nash era with a 125-99 victory over the Golden State Warriors in the NBA’s season opener.
Durant shook off 18 months of rust and finished with 22 points in 25 minutes of his first official game since rupturing his Achilles tendon while playing for Golden State in Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals. Irving led Brooklyn with 26 points as the Nets led by as many as 38. Stephen Curry had 20 points and 10 assists for the Warriors.