Kevin Durant’s historic start to the season bodes well for Nets — with or without Kyrie Irving
Kevin Durant is in the midst of literally his hottest start to any season throughout his career. The Brooklyn Nets superstar is dominating right now, and at this point, he has no other choice with teammate and real-life BFF Kyrie Irving still unable to suit up for the team.
As reported by Ira Winderman of the South Florida SunSentinel, KD is currently in a scoring streak that he has never been able to achieve in the past:
This is the first time in his career, Durant has scored at least 25 points in his first five games of a season.
— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) October 28, 2021
The Nets superstar entered Wednesday’s game against the Miami Heat averaging 31.0 points per contest. He had the hot hand yet again against Miami, finishing with a game-high 25 points on 9-of-18 shooting to go along with 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal, and two blocks.
Despite KD’s heroics, though, the Nets still lost to the Heat, 106-93. The problem for Brooklyn is that in spite of the fact that Durant has been scoring at will, they have now lost three out of their five games to start the campaign.
KD’s current form definitely bodes well for the Nets, but you cannot deny that it’s a bit concerning that Brooklyn is still losing in spite of Durant’s offensive explosions. Are the Nets now feeling the absence of Kyrie Irving? One can only wonder.