El eaves Kevin Durant and escort James Harden debuted in the preseason with the Brooklyn Nets and contributed decisively to the triumph by 119-115 before the Milwaukee Bucks, current NBA champions, which was a rematch to the elimination in the semifinals of the Eastern Conference playoffs last season.
The Nets and the Bucks will meet again on October 19 in Milwaukee in the first game of the NBA season in a game that will feature all the stars of both teams, after the Wisconsin franchise gave today rest to players like Giannis Antetokounmpo (still injured in his knee), Jrue Holiday or Khris Middleton.
For their part, the Nets they didn’t count on Kyrie Irving, that missed his first game in Brooklyn after deciding not to get the coronavirus vaccine, a fundamental requirement in the state of New York to be able to play the matches at home. Who was on the court were the other two stars of the team. Durant scored 18 points and forward Joe Harris added 15 points., all with baskets obtained from outside the perimeter.
Forward Jordan Nwora scored 30 points for Milwaukee and Elijah Bryant had another 21 points and eight rebounds that did not prevent the Bucks from losing (0-2).