Kyrie Irving Returns in Brooklyn Nets Win

Kyrie Irving made his return back to the court to help the Brooklyn Nets tally a victory.

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Kyrie Irving Returns After Eight Games

After an eight-game hiatus to serve his suspension, Brooklyn Nets star point guard Kyrie Irving has finally made his return to the court. Irving did not have a particularly good game in the Nets’ 127-115 win over the Memphis Grizzlies, but it’s a morale booster for the team to have this presence back.

Irving logged 26 minutes as a starter and hit five of his twelve attempts from the field. All in all, the All-Star scoring point guard put up 14 points and five rebounds and also turned the ball over four times. According to an article written by Nick Friedell of ESPN, Kyrie mentioned that he missed his teammates and coaches and that he’s set to “move forward” after the antisemitic controversies that surrounded him in the past couple of weeks.

The win against the Grizzlies was the Nets’ fourth win in the last six games. Kevin Durant led all scorers with 26 points, and he also stuffed the rest of his stat sheet with seven rebounds, seven assists, one steal, and one block. Ben Simmons, who came off a double-double performance against the Portland Trail Blazers, put in another impressive outing. The 6-foot-10 point forward finished with 22 points, eight boards, and five assists. Yuta Watanabe was also a scoring punch off the bench, drilling four treys on his way to 16 markers.

With this win, Kyrie Irving and the Nets squad climbed up to a record of eight wins against nine defeats. They will travel to the City of Brotherly Love to face Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers in their next assignment. After the matchup with the Sixers, the Nets will then finish their three-game road trip with battles against the Toronto Raptors and the Indiana Pacers.

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