Tuesday night marked Kevin Durant’s official debut as a member of the Golden State Warriors, with the big question being how would he fit into a squad that already boasted Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. Durant performed well individually, scoring 27 points and grabbing ten rebounds, but the Warriors struggled in a 129-100 blowout loss to the San Antonio Spurs.
San Antonio was dominant on the boards and Kawhi Leonard scored a career-high 35 points in the win, with Durant and Stephen Curry (26 points) not getting the help they needed to hang with the Spurs.
Durant made four of his first five shots, and for the game he shot 11-for-18 from the field on the night. In addition to the 27 points and ten rebounds Durant also dished out four assists and blocked two shots. While the numbers looked good for Durant, the team’s struggles on both ends of the floor mean that his showing will be overlooked by many.