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The Brooklyn Nets small forward Royce O’Neale’s playing time, upon his return from a two-game absence due to personal reasons, has been cut back to 32:28 and 31:37.

“I’m playing basketball, so I felt good,” O’Neale said with a shrug. “It was great to get a rest. I didn’t know I was number two in minutes, but that’s just me putting in a lot of hard work and being ready to play every game, every minute.”