Kyrie Irving returns with 21 points as Nets pound Hawks

Tanya Simon
January 15, 2020

In the same game, former Duke Blue Devil Kyrie Irving made his return to the floor for the Brooklyn Nets after an extended absence due to a shoulder injury and scored 21 points on 10-of-11 shooting in Brooklyn's win.

Kyrie Irving hadn't played in two months and all he did in his return was make 10 of 11 shots in the best shooting night of his career.

Cam Reddish itched his name into the National Basketball Association record books on Sunday night as the Atlanta Hawks faced the Brooklyn Nets.

Cam Reddish scored a team-high 20 points for the Hawks, who were missing the injured Trae Young, and lost their fourth straight to remain bottom of the league at 8-32. The Nets held up well without him for a while thanks mostly to Spencer Dinwiddie's strong play, but had faltered recently and struggled especially in crunch time.

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The six-time All-Star returned to practice on Thursday (09/01) and he is now ready for his return to action.

Hawks: Carter got a nice ovation when he checked in and then when he checked out for good in his final road appearance against the Nets. It was Irving's dream to watch Vince Carter, Jason Kidd and the New Jersey Nets play.

Nets: Brooklyn has won the last eight meetings.

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