The Nets’ Nicolas Claxton confirmed that his extended recent absence wasn’t just for contact tracing, but because he had tested positive for COVID-19.

But now that the second-year big man finally is back on the court, he has moved his focus from conquering the coronavirus to preparing for the playoffs.

“I was testing positive for COVID,” said Claxton, who scored four points to go with four rebounds in a 125-119 Nets win over the Nuggets in Denver on Saturday. “But I didn’t have any symptoms. I was just stuck in Miami, just there quarantining for about 10 days so I wasn’t really able to do much. I did a few quarantine workouts, but it’s just tough having to sit like that and then coming out here having to play. It’s just another obstacle. It’s nothing that I can’t conquer."