Draymond Inexperienced was booed on his return from suspension within the Golden State Warriors’ defeat by the Memphis Grizzlies.
Inexperienced, 33, was banned final month after putting an opponent within the face and has missed the Warriors’ previous 16 video games.
He got here off the bench throughout Tuesday’s go to to Memphis and was jeered by the gang as he stepped on to court docket.
Inexperienced completed with seven factors, seven rebounds and 4 assists in 24 minutes because the Warriors have been crushed 116-107.
The ahead was banned indefinitely for putting Phoenix Suns participant Jusuf Nurkic in December – the third time Inexperienced had been ejected this season.
However his suspension was lifted earlier this month with the NBA saying Inexperienced had “accomplished steps that demonstrated his dedication to conforming his conduct to requirements anticipated” though he nonetheless missed 4 extra matches.
“Draymond performed nicely, performed exhausting. It is good to have him again,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr mentioned.
“Clearly as a staff we did not play nicely, however Draymond competed and it is good to get him again within the fold.”
In the meantime, Joel Embiid returned from three video games out injured by scoring 41 factors and grabbing 10 rebounds because the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Houston Rockets 124-115.
It was the seventeenth recreation in a row Embiid has scored 30-plus factors whereas he has now scored 40 or extra seven occasions this season.
The 76ers are third within the Japanese Convention however Japanese leaders the Boston Celtics additionally received once more, beating the Toronto Raptors 105-96.
Kyrie Irving scored 42 factors whereas Tim Hardaway Jr made 9 three-pointers in a 41-point haul because the Dallas Mavericks beat the New Orleans Pelicans 125-120.
Elsewhere, Trae Younger scored the ten,000th level of his profession because the Atlanta Hawks beat the San Antonio Spurs 109-99, the Orlando Magic edged previous the New York Knicks 98-94 and the Miami Warmth overcame the Brooklyn Nets 96-95 in additional time.
The Detroit Pistons beat the Washington Wizards 129-117 for his or her fourth win of the marketing campaign, the Cleveland Cavaliers eased previous the Chicago Bulls 109-91, and the Utah Jazz thrashed the Indiana Pacers 132-105.