January 7th NBA regular season, the Nets beat the Pelicans 108-102 away.
After the game, Durant accepted an interview.
When talking about Claxton’s shot-blocking ability, Durant said: "It’s a luxury to have him, but you don’t want to rely on him too much. You can’t let the opponent break through or lose focus in one-on-one defense.
We want to make his game easier and not put too much pressure on him because he may get into foul trouble.
"You can’t be like the old lady and let the opponent go into the paint and attack the basket and expect our shot blocker to be there all the time, so we’re going to make things easier for Claxton."
In this campaign, Claxton scored 9 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 5 blocks and 1 steal on all 4 shots. Durant made 9 of 26 shots, including 4 of 7 three-pointers and 11 of 11 free throws. He scored 33 points, 10 rebounds and 3
Assists and 2 blocks.