Kevin Durant scored 33 points in 28 minutes in the Brooklyn Nets 128-119 win over the Phoenix Suns.
Durant, who missed the last three games due to a bruised thigh, came off the bench in the win.
"It's like riding a bike. You get your footing right and just get your rhythm going; and I think my teammates did a great job of looking for me all game, and I just wanted to resort back to that work I put in.
"The shots I work on at practice and shootaround, try to get to those as much as possible to gain my rhythm and then start to get a little more creative as the game progressed," said Durant after the game.
Steve Nash, who wanted to keep Durant around the 28 minute mark, had approached Durant about coming off the bench.
"You think big picture. I'd rather fall behind and have Kevin in the back pocket than go up and have to say, 'OK, Kevin, you're done,' in the third quarter. I think that's kind of the give-and-take with it, and he's been on board with it; so props to Kevin to being willing to try something like this that I think gives us a chance to be as flexible as we can be under these circumstances."