Steve Nash was happy to see Kevin Durant back in the Brooklyn Nets uniform Wednesday, as his team decimated (111-139) the New Orleans Pelicans.
After the game, Nash told reporters that he appreciated the return of the star. Durant stayed on the floor for 19 minutes going for a ‘perfect’ 17-point performance along with seven rebounds and five assists.
As the Nets climbed up the Eastern Conference rankings (35-16) during Durant’s absence mainly thanks to Kyrie Irving and James Harden, Nash is expected Durant to add to Brooklyn’s dominance.
(via Bleacher Report)
“He’s gonna make guys better,” he said. “He demands a lot of attention and creates a lot of space on the floor. He’s a shot-maker, but he creates a lot for his teammates, as well, whether it’s through passing or just his presence. … I think a lot of combinations are gonna improve because of him being back in the lineup.”
Even though their superstars missed several games this season so far, the Brooklyn Nets remained a dominant force and that’s pretty scary for the other contending teams.