Kevin Durant Makes Suns Debut Following Injury

Kevin Durant at the
Kevin Durant at the "Point Gods" premiere in July 2022. Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Shutterstock (13048519be)

Kevin Durant made his debut for the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night, having been previously unable to do so due to a right MCl sprain that kept him out of action since January 8.

Durant scored 23 points in 27 minutes as the Suns emerged 105-91 winners against the Charlotte Hornets, thereby snapping the Hornets’ five-game winning streak in the process.

“I feel like I fit in pretty well,” Durant commented after his debut. “Everybody out there was trying to make me as comfortable as possible,” Durant said. “I just got to keep grinding, man, and this jersey on me will look normal as games go on.”

One of the main talking points of the game was Durant’s partnership with the in-form Devin Booker. With Durant’s contributions, Booker scored 37 points while adding six rebounds and seven assists.

The only area of concern that emerged from Wednesday’s victory was the Suns’ apparent reliance on a few key players. Apart from Durant and Booker, the only other player who was able to enter double digits on the scoreboard was Deandre Ayton, who scored 16 points.