Last updated on February 3rd, 2024 at 02:01 am
Kevin Durant led the Suns to Victory against his former Brooklyn Nets team. The home crowd cheered him before the game. However, they booed him once the game started. They were noisy at the beginning of the game. But they went silent once the Phoenix Suns started their relentless offense.
It was Durant’f first game in Brooklyn after his trade to Phoenix. Also, he had eight assists in his first game back at Brooklyn. As the Suns outscored the Nets 42–26 in the third quarter, extending their lead from three at halftime, he received mixed reviews early on and failed to do anything to encourage Nets supporters.
Thanks to Durant’s comeback, the game was scheduled to air on national television, although the second half was relatively uneventful. According to pay per head bookie experts, the Suns with Durant, Devin Booker, and Bradley Beal are attempting to construct a title challenger. On the other hand, the Nets, formerly Big Three with Durant, Kyrie Irving, and James Harden, are now 19-28 and out of postseason contention.
Durant Led the Suns to Victory
With the help of Jusuf Nurkic’s 28 points and 11 rebounds, the Suns cruised to a tenth straight victory over the tiny Nets. According to sports news reports, their current road record is 3-2, and they still have Atlanta and Washington, Beal’s old stomping grounds, to play on. When the dust settled, Booker had 22 points and Eric Gordon 17. On the field, the Suns shot 62%, and from beyond the arc, they hit 50%.
For the Nets, who had won their last two games in a row, Cam Thomas scored 25 points. Among the Nets’ scorers, Mikal Bridges (who was traded for Durant) had 21 points, and Lonnie Walker IV contributed 19.
Even though Durant had previously stated on social media that he did not want a tribute film played in his honor, the Nets played one nonetheless. The Suns named Durant as the starting point guard, according to the NBA and college basketball news outlets. At that point, he was booed, but in the first few minutes, he was cheered.