The Brooklyn Nets have been underachieving. It doesn’t help that their point guard Kyrie Irving has been on hiatus for the past four games and hasn’t announced plans to return.
Last night, the Nets trailed the Denver Nuggets by 18 points at halftime. Fortunately for them, Kevin Durant stepped up when the team needed him most.
Durant went off for 34 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds, and he hit a dagger three-pointer to put the Nets up by seven with 27.9 seconds left.
The two-time champion also passed Elgin Baylor, Dwyane Wade and Adrian Dantley on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.
“KD is virtually impossible to guard,” Nuggets coach Mike Malone said after the game.
What About Kyrie?
The Nets and the NBA are looking into Irving’s actions after a video surfaced showing the point guard not wearing a mask at a recent family gathering. Nets owner Joe Tsai has become increasingly frustrated by the entire situation, and the organization has expressed this to Irving.
“Sure,” Nets coach Steve Nash replied when asked if he’s confident that Irving will return this season.
Instead of playing last night, Irving was participating in a criminal justice reform conference on Zoom.