Kevin Durant scored 20 points in the Brooklyn Nets' 134-117 win over the Golden State Warriors, marking his first return against his former team.
"My time here in Golden State was so much fun. It was such a big learning experience, especially learning basketball in a different philosophy. I'm gonna take that with me for the rest of my life," said Durant after the game.
The Warriors gave Durant a tribute video, with the team planning on another thank-you video next season with fans back in the stands.
"This is something that is such a no-brainer. When Kevin came here and gave us three years of just incredible basketball, the least we could do is welcome him back with open arms,'' said Steve Kerr of the tribute videos.
Draymond Green said after the game that the Nets were the "team to beat in the East."