DURANT TO FACE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS IN HIS BROOKLYN NETS DEBUT
Kevin Durant departed the Golden State Warriors as a free agent after the 2018-19 season to join forces with Kyrie Irving on the Brooklyn Nets, but due to injuries, the partnership never unfolded in a unique season.
On Tuesday the Nets will see the tandem in a meaningful game for the first time as Durant makes his Nets’ debut against the Warriors, who visit Brooklyn with Stephen Curry fully healthy.
Durant is playing his first regular-season game since rupturing his Achilles in Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors.
He spent all of last season recovering, was among the Nets to contract coronavirus when the pandemic shut down the season for four months in March, and played well in two preseason games.