Durant registered 20 points (7-21 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 6-6 FT), nine rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal across 36 minutes during Thursday's 113-109 loss to the Mavs.
Durant was Jekyll and Hyde in Thursday's outing, going 6-for-10 in the first half before finishing with a 1-for-10 performance in the second half. Regardless, Durant topped 20 points for the eighth time in 10 games -- excluding his April 18 game when he left with a thigh injury -- and is still an elite fantasy performer. In a more recent sample, Durant is posting averages of 34.0 points, 7.8 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.8 blocks per game over his last four outings, all while attempting at least 20 shots in each contest.
Durant scored 32 points (11-22 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 6-7 FT) while adding nine rebounds, six assists, two blocks and a steal in 40 minutes during Tuesday's loss to the Bucks.
It was another elite performance from Durant in a clash with Giannis Antetokounmpo, although his numbers fell a little short of those posted by the Milwaukee superstar. Durant has dropped more than 30 points in four of five games since returning to action from a thigh bruise, averaging 33.2 points, 7.6 boards, 5.2 assists, 3.6 threes, 1.4 steals and 1.0 blocks over that stretch while shooting 56.1 percent from the field and a blistering 54.5 percent from beyond the arc.
Durant produced 42 points (16-33 FG, 7-13 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists and a steal across 40 minutes in Sunday's 117-114 loss to the Bucks.
Durant missed a last-second three-pointer that would have sent the game into overtime, but the Nets wouldn't have been anywhere close to tying the game without his heroic effort. Although he's put up his share of excellent performances with Brooklyn, Sunday's game was arguably his best yet. He crushed previous season-highs in shot attempts (33) and made three-pointers (seven), and went shot-for-shot against Giannis Antetokounmpo (49 points) in one of the best faceoffs this season.
Durant (rest) will play Sunday against the Bucks, Billy Reinhardt of NetsDaily.com reports.
As expected, after getting one game off for rest, Durant will be back in action Sunday. Over his past three appearances, he's averaged 30.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.0 blocks in 32.3 minutes.
Durant (rest) won't play Friday against the Trail Blazers, Kristian Winfield of the New York Daily News reports.
The 32-year-old will sit out the second half of the back-to-back set after putting up 42 points (16-24 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 8-8 FT), 10 assists, three rebounds and a steal in 36 minutes during Thursday's win over the Pacers. Kyrie Irving (groin) didn't play Thursday but is available and should lead the offense Friday. Durant should rejoin the lineup Sunday at Milwaukee.
Durant tallied 42 points (16-24 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 8-8 3Pt), 10 assists, three rebounds and a steal over 36 minutes in a 130-113 win over Indiana on Thursday.
The Nets were without both Kyrie Irving (groin) and James Harden (hamstring) against the Pacers, so Durant carried the team on his shoulders and guided Brooklyn to a relatively easy win. The veteran was particularly lethal in the third quarter, scoring 22 points to help the Nets build a big lead. He made two-thirds of his 24 field-goal attempts overall and also functioned as the team's top distributor with 10 dimes. Durant's 42 points tied his season high, and the performance was his second straight double-double and ninth overall this season. Durant hasn't really missed a beat after being on the shelf all of last season. He is averaging 27.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.3 blocked shots in his first season with Brooklyn.
Durant scored 17 points (5-7 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT) with 10 rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks in a 116-103 victory over the Raptors on Tuesday.
Durant returned to the starting lineup in his second game back from a thigh injury and recorded his eighth double-double of the season. The forward also had an impact on the defensive end, recording multiple steals and multiple blocks for just the second time this year. Durant has averaged 25.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.5 blocks since returning from his three-game absence and should provide elite production for fantasy managers in the last few weeks of the season.
Durant is starting Tuesday's game against the Raptors, and his minutes limit will increase, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports.
Durant made his return from a three-game absence due to a thigh injury Sunday, and he posted 33 points, six rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block in 28 minutes. His minutes limit has been increased for Tuesday, so, assuming the game remains competitive, Durant could certainly see minutes in the low to mid 30s.
Durant (thigh) compiled 33 points (12-21 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 7-8 FT), six rebounds, four assists, two steals and a blocked shot across 28 minutes off the bench in Sunday's 128-119 win over the Suns.
Nets head coach Steve Nash brought Durant off the bench the last time the 32-year-old returned from a multi-game injury absence in early April, and it's worked well in both instances. Durant certainly looked like he could handle more than the 28 minutes he received, and it was encouraging to see at least two of Brooklyn's elite players back on the floor at the same time. Durant should be back in the starting five for the Nets' next game Tuesday against the Raptors, and he should see a slight increase in his playing time as well. With James Harden's (hamstring) availability for the rest of the regular season in question, the Nets likely won't have many opportunities to have their three superstars develop chemistry before the playoffs, but Harden's absence should at least translate to slight upticks in usage for Durant and Kyrie Irving down the stretch.
Durant will come off the bench Sunday in his return from a thigh injury, Billy Reinhardt of NetsDaily.com reports.
Durant will come off the bench for the third time this season as the team works him back into game shape following a three-game absence. The bench role shouldn't affect his workload, as coach Steve Nash had already said Durant would be limited to less than 30 minutes in his return.
Durant (thigh) is expected to play less than 30 minutes Sunday against Washington, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.
Durant will expectedly have his minutes somewhat limited Sunday, as the team will be cautious with him as he returns from another injury. It sounds like he will see minutes somewhere in the mid 20s, which should still allow him to post decent numbers considering his usual top-tier efficiency.
Durant (thigh) will play Sunday against the Wizards, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports.
Durant will return from a three-game absence as expected after dealing with a bruised left thigh. The 32-year-old probably won't be looking at an extremely heavy workload in his return from injury, as the team will likely be cautious with him.
Durant (thigh) is planning to play Sunday against Phoenix, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Durant has missed the last three games due to a left thigh bruise, but it looks quite likely that he will available Sunday barring a last-minute setback. His likely return wouldn't bode well for the workloads of Jeff Green, Blake Griffin and Landry Shamet.
Durant (thigh) is probable for Sunday's game against the Suns, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
After a three-game absence due to a bruised left thigh, Durant is expected to return Sunday. There's a strong chance he'll rejoin the starting five, which could push Landry Shamet back to the bench.
Durant (thigh) is out Friday against the Celtics, Billy Reinhardt of NetsDaily.com reports.
A bruised left thigh will keep Durant out for a third straight game. Jeff Green has started in his place and is likely to do so again Friday.
Durant (thigh) is questionable for Friday's game against Boston, Billy Reinhardt of NetsDaily.com reports.
Durant has missed the last two games due to a bruised left thigh, but he has a chance to return Friday. Landry Shamet and Jeff Green could see a decreased workload if Durant is able to get back on the court and stay healthy.
Durant (thigh) is out Wednesday against the Raptors, Billy Reinhardt of NetsDaily.com reports.
Durant will miss a second straight contest due to a bruised left thigh. During Tuesday's game, Joe Harris, Landry Shamet and Jeff Green started on the wing. Bruce Brown and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot also remain candidates to see extra minutes.
Durant (thigh) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game against the Pelicans, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
The good news is Durant has only been diagnosed with a bruised thigh, so it looks as though he's avoided an injury that would keep him out for an extended period. He'll miss at least one game in the immediate future, however, and with the Nets entering a back-to-back, Durant should be considered very much questionable for Wednesday's game against Toronto.
Durant (thigh) will not return to Sunday's game against Miami, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Durant sustained the injury early in the first quarter after starting the game 3-for-3 from the field for eight points across four minutes. It's unclear at this point if Durant will have to miss any time due to the injury, but he's likely questionable for Tuesday's game against the Pelicans. Durant was playing in just his 24th game of the season as he's battled a hamstring injury. His absence means Kyrie Irving will likely take on even more of an offensive workload.
Durant scored 25 points (8-12 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 6-6 FT) while adding 11 assists, three rebounds and a block in 30 minutes during Friday's win over the Hornets.
It's the seventh double-double of the season for Durant, but only the second involving assists rather than rebounds. The 30 minutes were also the most he's seen since returning to action from a hamstring injury April 7, but even on a minutes restriction, Durant has stayed productive, averaging 26.0 points, 6.7 assists, 4.7 boards and 2.7 threes over his last three starts.
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|04/27||@ TOR||W 116-103||33||17||10||4||3||2||2|
|04/25||vs PHO||W 128-119||28||33||6||4||1||2||1|
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