"I like being on the court," Kevin Durant said postgame referring to his recent uptick in minutes after the Nets registered a 17-point comeback win in Dallas. "I think I provide some good production from my team when I'm out there."
There has been a lot of discussion around the recent increased court time that the former two-time Finals MVP has been seeing, especially after Steve Nash addressed it a few days back.
As Nash mentioned, the issue is the Nets don't have a lot of other options if they want to win games. Take this game for example, Brooklyn needed Durant to log 40 minutes as he was the spark that fired their comeback.
After the Mavericks held their largest lead of 17 with 7:30 to go in the third, the Nets outscored them 48-28 including a 27-13 fourth quarter. Durant scored 16 of his 24 points as part of the team's fightback, including the clutch jumper that sealed the game, as he played out every minute of the second half.