Milwaukee Bucks set the record straight on the opening night by defeating a healthy Brooklyn Nets. Kyrie Irving’s absence cannot be an excuse for a team that has Kevin Durant and James Harden on their roster. Bucks second-year rookie Jordan Nwora hyped NBA Twitter by blocking Kevin Durant late in the fourth.
Jordan Nwora is a Nigerian-American basketball player drafted in the 2020 NBA draft as the 45th pick by the Milwaukee Bucks. In his rookie season, he averaged 5.7 points per game on 45.9% FG. The 23-year old is already a champion and he is proving his worth by blocking arguably the best player in NBA right now.
Jordan Nwora stuffed his stat sheet with 15 points and 6 rebounds for the Milwaukee Bucks tonight.
JORDAN NWORA BLOCKS DURANT. pic.twitter.com/rkg5wtBTMc
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 20, 2021
Aside from Jordan Nwora block, Kevin Durant had a good game
Defending champions Milwaukee Bucks proved their worth with the blowout victory over Brooklyn Nets tonight. They concluded the game 104-127 with Kevin Durant emerging as the leading scorer. He had 32 points 2 blocks and 11 rebounds, however, it was not enough for the Nets to snatch a W in the season opener.
James Harden scored 20 points on 37.5% FG along with 8 assists whereas Giannis Antetokounmpo had an all-around game with 25 points, 7 assists and 14 rebounds. Joe Harris and Blake Griffin scored underwhelmingly low despite playing for close to 30 minutes each.
Milwaukee Bucks were considered lucky that James Harden and Kyrie Irving were injured in the playoffs last season. They believe it is the only reason they won the championship. Although Kyrie Irving is still absent from the roster, the Bucks defeated a healthy Nets team in a blowout manner.
Playoff intensity is different from regular season but the Bucks are well deserving. Giannis Antetokounmpo lead his team to the championship and clearly, they are more than equipped to defend the title this season.
Kyrie Irving was eligible to play in the season opener as it was a road game but the Nets refused his part-time status. Only time will tell how detrimental this decision might prove to be for Brooklyn.