Quiet Warriors debut for Durant


Kevin Durant enjoyed a quiet Golden State Warriors debut on Saturday in an exhibition defeat to the Toronto Raptors.

Durant sensationally left the Oklahoma City Thunder to join the Warriors - linking up with unanimous MVP Stephen Curry - back in July.

The seven-time All-Star and 2014 MVP was criticised by many for moving to a team that overturned a 3-1 deficit to eliminate the Thunder in last season's Western Conference Finals and were one win away from back-to-back NBA titles.

And he was greeted with a smattering of boos at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, before going 2-of-9 from the field with four rebounds and three assists in a 97-93 loss in which the Warriors benched their starters for the second half.

Durant's first points as a Warrior came on a breakaway dunk before he later hit a three pointer on his ninth shot attempt.

"Just missing [shots], no rush for me, I felt great out there. Shot looked good. I don't know, tight rims, you've got to swish them in," Durant said.

"I think both teams, shots were going in and out the basket, but I feel like I should make every shot, so of course I was frustrated."

"It'll take some time," Warriors coach Steve Kerr told NBA TV. "Anytime somebody goes to a new team it's an adjustment, and maybe even more so when it's someone like Kevin whose played in one place for nine years.

"I thought he was fine ... he missed some open shots that he'll hit, but he's going to fit right in to what we do."