Kevin Durant
BROOKLYN, NY – JANUARY 23: Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets looks on during the game against the Miami Heat on January 23, 2021 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Kevin Durant had a stellar performance in his limited time in the court during the Brooklyn Nets’ blowout victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Nets’ superstar remained on the floor for 19 minutes to score 17 points on a perfect 5-of-5 from the field. He also added seven rebounds and five assists.

“I expected to come out here and play the way I played,” Durant said postgame. “I wasn’t trying to ease into the game. I just wanted to go out there and dive right into the action.”

The Nets are still expected to be cautious as Durant came back for almost a month-long absence due to a hamstring injury.

Steve Nash did not insert Durant in the starting lineup, as the Nets’ superstar finally entered the game with 7:37 left in the first half.

He ended up playing 19 minutes having a great impact in Brooklyn’s play as the New York franchise blew out the undermanned Pelicans.

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