SAN FRANCISCO – – Kevin Durant offered hugs and handshakes, then left a winner on his reunion with the warriors

Durant did a bit of everything on his first trip to the Bay Area to play against the team where he won three championships over three years In the 134-117 victory of the Brooklyn Nets against Golden State on Saturday night, he scored 20 points

“My time here at the Golden State was so much fun,” said Durant. “It was such a great learning experience, especially learning to play basketball, another philosophy I’ll take that with me for the rest of my life”

The MVP of the NBA Finals during both title runs, Durant missed his first three shots before making a 3-pointer at 5:49 in the first quarter, finishing 8 for 19 from the floor and 1 of 6 against 3

Pal Stephen Curry didn’t have his best shot either, going 10 out of 17 for 27 points and 2 for 9 from deep when the cold-shooting Golden State lost their third straight to the nets and missed a chance on their top three Game winning streak of the season

Golden State paid tribute to the video with “Welcome back KD!” during a hiatus in the first quarter and plans to do so on his next visit to the Chase Center when the fans have returned

“It’s such a piece of cake. When Kevin came here and gave us incredible basketball for three years, we were at least able to welcome him back with open arms,” ​​said Warriors coach Steve Kerr. “A man who gave us everything for three years then left with a devastating injury. There should be a lot of love, he has done so much for us ”

The Nets had lost three out of four but Durant resumed after missing the last three games under COVID-19 quarantine protocols

The Warriors first saw ex-Houston archenemy James Harden in a mesh uniform, handing out 16 assists with 19 points, including five 3’s and eight rebounds. Kyrie Irving scored 23 points when Brooklyn did one on his first visit to the Chase Center Lost in seven games at the Warriors’ home ground

“The tribute video was cool. I think about those moments every day. Every moment I had in this league I think about it and try to analyze it and get better,” said Durant

Durant stepped onto the pitch to warm up before the game and greeted all of his friends.He and Curry focused on their warm-up routines until the two-time MVP stopped to say hello when Durant stretched on his back on his back

“I think he means something, but he didn’t show it, we didn’t talk about it,” said Nets manager Steve Nash, who worked closely with Durant during his time in the Bay Area as a Warriors player Advisor “If ever there is a comeback game that is less than the normal situation, this is it””

Durant returned last season after surgery for a ruptured right Achilles tendon that he injured in Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals with the Warriors

It’s the same injury that Klay Thompson is now pausing with – and Durant has been in regular contact with Thompson, who was watching from the sidelines on Saturday

The Warriors shot 4 to 20 with 3 pointers in the first half, 1 of 7 from Curry, and were 66-51 behind during the break

Curry fought Orlando two nights earlier with his 40-point performances, in which he scored 10 3-point points

The Warriors lost 125-99 in Brooklyn to open the season on December 22, but “we’re a completely different team,” said Kent Bazemore

Nets: The Nets first visited the Chase Center in their sophomore year, as they were in the arena’s first season on Dec. Should play here last March The game was canceled shortly before the pandemic began, however. Brooklyn won for the first time since Sept. March 2011 to 30 Beating Golden State three times in a row The Nets posted their first road win in Golden State since a 102-100 win on March 30, 2012 March 2012

Warriors: Draymond Green “pinched his knee and was in great pain” in the first half but was able to return, said Kerr Injured rookie James Wiseman spoke Mandarin Chinese on the big screen to celebrate the lunar new year of The Big One Kevon Looney says he’s making “good progress, hopefully I’ll be back on the field soon,” a week before his left ankle sprain – surprisingly, an injury he’s never had before

“He’s Kevin Durant and his name speaks for itself. He goes to the gym and people know who he is. The guy’s 7 feet tall and he can fucking light it up so he’s a monster” – Bazemore

Warriors: Host Cavaliers have won the last six against Cleveland and five in a row at home on Monday night

– Donovan Mitchell scored 26 points to lead the Utah Jazz to their seventh straight win, 112-94 against the Miami Heat on Saturday night

Jazz moves the ball selflessly before Bojan Bogdanovic feeds Rudy Gobert for a jam

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