The Brooklyn Nets continued on their crusade for the championship as they annihilated the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night. It was the ideal return for Kevin Durant as he led the side to a comprehensive victory.
KD got back in seamlessly with the team after almost two months out owing to an injury. In his absence, the Brooklyn Nets became an unstoppable force in the league. Now, with him on board, they will look forward to doing even more damage.
This was the first game where a limited amount of fans were allowed in the Barclays Center. Some 3000 fans cheered the Nets on their way to the win. In the post-game press conference, Durant was asked to speak on how the fans impacted the team’s performance. He said, “It was really cool to play in front of fans who love us and came out to watch us play.“
The 32-year-old even talked about his performance in the game. He said, “I expected to come out here and play the way I played. I wasn’t trying to ease into the game. In fact, I just wanted to go out there and dive right into the action. The game was fast-paced already so I knew exactly how I needed to approach it.“
Kevin Durant sparks an exemplary performance from the Nets on his return
The Brooklyn Nets dominated the Pels in every aspect of the game. They were not given any easy shots and were haggard in defense. The Nets exploited these to full effect as they routed their opposition.
KD came off the bench to add some much-needed impetus to the side in the second quarter. In fact, he finished the game with a whirlwind 17 points and seven rebounds. He also racked up five assists through the game. Apart from him, LaMarcus Aldridge and Kyrie Irving contributed heavily towards the victory. They finished with 22 and 24 points respectively.
The Brooklyn Nets are top of the Eastern Conference standings. At the moment, they are being considered as one of the biggest championship contenders. Moreover, with players like Kyrie, Durant, and James Harden on their roster, coach Steve Nash will be very confident about their postseason performances.
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