Kevin Durant missed his first game of the season on Friday due to a right shoulder sprain.

"Let me put it in this context: We don't feel concerned that it'll linger or that he'd miss the next game," Steve Nash told reporters before the game. "It's just a pocket in the season [to find him some rest] where it's not like he sits tonight and plays tomorrow or Sunday. He actually gets a few days rest on top of rest of the shoulder [before the Nets play again on Monday], and so there was multiple factors that I think made it attractive for us to choose this game for him to sit."

Durant acknowledged Sunday that he had been getting treatment on his shooting shoulder but had been playing through the issue.