Kyrie Irving made his return after missing 26 games with a right shoulder injury, leading the Brooklyn Nets to a 108-86 win over the Atlanta Hawks.

Irving had 21 points on 10-of-11 shooting, along with 4 rebounds and 3 assists.

"I love the game, man. I missed it so much," said Irving after the game. 

The Nets went 13-13 in Irving's absence.

Spencer Dinwiddie started alongside Irving in the Nets lineup.