Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins made the most of his first action on the court in nearly two months on Monday, scoring 27 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in a 121-118 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Collins hasn't played since Nov. 5, when he began a 25-game suspension for violating the NBA's drug policy. The league said the 22-year-old tested positive for Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide-2 (GHRP-2).
"It knocks the rust off, going against a guy like Kevin Love," Collins said after Monday's game. "I felt good, OK."
Collins, in his third season and a key member of the Hawks' young core, averaged 17 points and 8.8 rebounds in the first five games of the season.
Atlanta went 4-21 without Collins.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.