Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant played 41 minutes against the New York Knicks Tuesday. Durant addressed the notion he should play fewer minutes considering he’s coming off a serious injury.
“I know a lot of people, I don’t even know if they’re concerned or not, I just think it’s a conversation to have, like I’m playing more minutes and I’m coming off an injury and all this other stuff,” Durant said, per Bleacher Report. “But I like to play.”
Durant finished with 27 points and nine assists in the victory against the Knicks. James Harden led with 34 points and 10 rebounds as Brooklyn improved to 15-6.
“I’m a basketball player, I enjoy to play, I want to play 48 minutes,” Durant said. “That’s just what it is.” It was Durant’s second straight game, playing over 40 minutes. He also played 45 in loss vs Suns Saturday.
“If I could convince coach to play me the whole second half sometimes or put me in earlier in quarters, I’m going to do it every game, it doesn’t matter. My basketball life is not that long, so I want to get the most out of it.”
The Brooklyn Nets will return to action Friday against the Minnesota Timberwolves, hoping to continue the good string of performances after the blowout loss to Phoenix last Saturday.