Kevin Durant scores 23 in Suns debut, Phoenix tops Charlotte Hornets

Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor

CHARLOTTE – Kevin Durant was jumping up and down in the Spectrum Center hallways with high energy and intensity Wednesday night.

The time had finally come for him to make his debut with his new team – the Phoenix Suns.

Durant scored 23 points on 10-of-15 shooting in 27 minutes in helping the Suns (34-29) top the Charlotte Hornets, 105-91, before a sellout crowd of 19,137.

Before the game, Durant ran onto the court last to the sound of cheers and quiet anticipation, fans ready to see him perform with a squad that was already pretty darn good with an All-Star backcourt of Devin Booker and Chris Paul to go along with talented big Deandre Ayton.

Now they’re considered favorites to win it all this season with the addition of one of the all-time greats as they opened the Durant era.

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