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Kyrie Irving scores 22 points in 2022 season debut as Nets beat Pacers 129-121

Written by Doug Rush

Kyrie Irving scores 22 points in 2022 season debut as Nets beat Pacers 129-121

On Wednesday night, Kyrie Irving made his 2021-2022 debut for the Brooklyn Nets.

For someone who hadn’t played a basketball game since June, Irving looked like he didn’t miss a beat.

Irving scored 22 points, shooting 9-for-17 from the floor, with four assists, three rebounds and three steals.

With the Nets two games at home and because Irving is unvaccinated and unable to play in those games, Irving will be eligible to play next for the Nets on Monday night against the Portland Trail Blazers.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.