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Kevin Durant posts 49-point triple-double to save 'wounded' Brooklyn Nets in Game 5

4:39)The Brooklyn Nets
the Milwaukee Bucks
Barclays Center

Kevin Durant
Kyrie Irving
Steve Nash
Jeff Green
Blake Griffin
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Jrue Holiday
P.J. Tucker


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The New York Times
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Tuesday night, with Brooklyn's season on the line in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Milwaukee Bucks, Durant proved the Nets' faith in him was well-placed.Durant had arguably the best performance of his career Tuesday night, finishing with 49 points on 16-for-23 shooting to go along with 17 rebounds and 10 assists while playing 48 minutes in Brooklyn's 114-108 victory over Milwaukee to give the Nets a 3-2 lead in this best-of-seven affair."I didn't even think about nothing but just each possession," Durant said afterward. But Brooklyn was able to keep the game in reach thanks to a sensational performance from Jeff Green, who had 27 points in 35 minutes off the bench, including going 7-for-8 from 3-point range, and 17 points and another three 3-pointers from Blake Griffin, before Durant took over in the fourth quarter.While Milwaukee held an 87-81 lead after three quarters, the Bucks scored 21 points in the fourth. And Brooklyn was only able to do that because Durant happened to have perhaps the greatest game of his legendary career exactly when his team needed it the most.But as the Nets head to Milwaukee to try to close out the Bucks in Game 6 on Thursday night, Durant was simply looking forward to getting back on the court once again."To be honest, I don't even rank or look at performances," he said.

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