The Brooklyn Nets announced on Oct. 12 that Kyrie Irving would not be permitted to play or practice with the team until he is vaccinated against COVID-19
NBA star will not play for the Brooklyn Nets until he complies with New York City's COVID-19 vaccine mandate
The Hornets defeated the Nets, 111-95. Miles Bridges led the Hornets with 32 points and nine rebounds, while LaMelo Ball added 18 points, six rebounds and five assists in the victory. Kevin Durant recorded a game-high 38 points (17-24 FG) for the Nets, while James Harden tallied 15 points, seven rebounds and eight assists in the losing effort. The Hornets improve to 3-0 on the season, while the Nets fall to 1-2.