Kevin Durant played in his first game back from injury on Saturday in the Golden State Warriors’ matchup against the New Orleans Pelicans, and the former league MVP looked like he hadn’t missed a beat.
Kevin Durant’s back, throws down reverse slam pic.twitter.com/woiOLxDgim
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) April 9, 2017
Granted, Durant shot only 2-of-8 in the first half, but he appeared to be moving fine on his knee. He had suffered a Grade 2 MCL sprain just two minutes into a Feb. 28 loss to the Washington Wizards. The injury kept the Warriors’ leading scorer out for five weeks.
Golden State was able to retain the West’s No. 1 seed without its All-Star forward. Durant actually scored another bucket while I typed this story. And now that he’s back in the lineup, the Warriors look ready to make a deep playoff run for the third-straight season.