Brooklyn Nets star forward Kevin Durant put on a one-man show in Thursday's preseason game against the Miami Heat, but it was because he was forced into that position after his teammates failed to show up.
The Nets were blown out 109-80 on their home floor at Barclays Center against a Heat team that didn't play its starters in the second half.
Durant led Brooklyn with 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting, the only starter on the team to score more than six points.
In his second taste of NBA action since missing the entire 2021-22 season, Nets guard Ben Simmons struggled to find a rhythm.
He notched four points, 10 rebounds, four assists, one steal and six turnovers. He only attempted three shots in 25 minutes.
Brooklyn was missing multiple key players on Thursday, as Kyrie Irving, Joe Harris and Seth Curry all sat out.