"I mean, I'm not going to shoot 10-for-11", he said with a laugh.
Kyrie Irving made 10 of 11 shots after sitting out two months with a shoulder injury that he had feared could result in a season-ending surgery, scoring 21 points in his return to action Sunday night.More news: Newly Released Photos Show A 'Missile City' In Iran
Kyrie Irving's return to the Nets lacked everything his 26-game absence entailed. The shoulder looked fine and his handle looked as good as ever while he dribbled his way around a hopeless Atlanta defense.
Energised by his unexpected return - just a week ago, it seemed like he would still be out for some time - the Nets won their second straight after dropping seven in a row, improving to 18-20.More news: United States 'outraged' by latest attack on Iraqi base
The 42-year-old forward, who is retiring at the end of the season, finished with eight points in his final road appearance against his former team. Kyrie got his, and the Nets played great offensive basketball.
After having missed 26 straight games, Irving showed no rust in his first action since November 14.
Spencer Dinwiddie started alongside Irving in the Nets lineup.More news: 6 questions ahead of the final Democratic debate before voting begins
The All-Star point guard got a cortisone shot on December 24 and returned to full practice this week. I wouldn't be honest with you if I didn't tell you that, but I felt that the next step in the progression is to get the cortisone and see how it responds and then move on from that point. He scored 17 points, nine assists and six rebounds in 35 minutes against the Nuggets.