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NBA: Kyrie Irving makes a winning return with the Nets after his suspension

Irving, suspended for posting a link to an anti-Semitic film on social media, scored 14 points in 26 minutes.

Kevin Durant took the lead for the Nets with 26 points and Ben Simmons added 22, with seven other Nets players scoring at or above ten.

“It was great to have him for a few minutes and for us to win while he was there,” Nets coach Jacque Vaughn said.

“Now what matters is the basket,” added the coach in his message to Iriving.

His team announced on Sunday the end of its suspension after eight games. The former Cleveland player was sanctioned by the Nets who suspended him for at least five games, without receiving salary, and ended up apologizing after finally remaining eight games without playing.

In an exclusive interview with SportsNet New York (SNY) published on Saturday, Irving had for the first time directly commented on the matter, apologizing and saying he was not “anti-Semitic”.

Initially refusing to apologize, Irving had met with NBA boss Adam Silver and Jewish community leaders as part of a series of actions necessary for his reinstatement.

During his interview, the All Star said that these “moving” and “remarkable” talks have made him more aware of the harm his actions have caused.

In an exclusive interview with SportsNet New York (SNY) published on Saturday, Irving had for the first time directly commented on the matter, apologizing and saying he was not “anti-Semitic”.

Initially refusing to apologize, Irving had met with NBA boss Adam Silver and Jewish community leaders as part of a series of actions necessary for his reinstatement.

During his interview, the All Star said that these “moving” and “remarkable” talks have made him more aware of the harm his actions have caused.

“I didn’t mean to hurt anyone, any group of people,” he told SNY.

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