The Brooklyn Nets pulled off an impressive upset on Saturday night with a 126-123 win over defending champion Milwaukee Bucks and Kyrie Irving said it was a sign the tide was turning.
The win was only the Nets’ third last month after the team lost 11 straight during a streak before the All-Star break.
“I’m glad things are calming down and there’s light at the end of the tunnel here,” Irving told reporters after the win, via ESPN. “Hopefully I can come home playing in the Barclays and now we can finally have that conversation you’ve been dying to have about moving on and moving on.”
Irving, 29, joined the Nets in January and was only allowed to play games on the road due to New York vaccination mandates, although that may soon change. On Saturday, Irving scored a season-high 38 points with five assists and five rebounds.
The win also marked the Nets debut for Goran Dragic, who scored six points with three rebounds and two assists in 14 minutes on the court.
More importantly for Brooklyn, Kevin Durant is expected to return next week from an MCL sprain that has kept the team’s top scorer out since mid-January.