It might take awhile for the Brooklyn Nets to play with their full roster, but at least they got their star of stars back on Wednesday. And it was almost as if he had never left.

Kevin Durant was perfect in his return to the lineup after missing 23 consecutive games with a hamstring strain. He shot 5-for-5 for the field, finishing with 17 points, seven rebounds, and five assists in the Nets’ 139-111 win over the New Orleans Pelicans.

Durant had not played since Feb. 13 because of a strained left hamstring. He came off the bench and played 19 minutes.

“I expected to come out here and play the way I played,” Durant said. “I wasn’t trying to ease into the game. I just wanted to go out

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