Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant said he “wasn’t trying to ease into the game” in his return Wednesday night, when he had 17 points on 5-for-5 shooting in a 139-111 rout of the Pelicans.
After missing almost two months because of a left hamstring strain, Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant quieted any lingering doubts about his health as the playoffs near: He looked like the same superstar he has always been.
Durant, coming off the bench Wednesday in his return from a 23-game absence, scored 17 points on 5-of-5 shooting from the field and had seven rebounds, five assists and a block in 19 minutes during a 139-111 rout over the New Orleans Pelicans at Barclays Center.
The Nets make it official: Kevin Durant is available to play tonight against the Pelicans.
— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) April 7, 2021
Kevin Durant (hamstring) is probable to return tomorrow against the Pelicans, according to the Nets injury report. Durant last played on Feb. 13.
— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) April 6, 2021