Kevin Durant had 49 points in the Brooklyn Nets' pivotal Game 5 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Despite being a former Defensive Player of the Year with the length and athleticism to disrupt Duran't shot, the Bucks didn't use Giannis Antetokounmpo to defend him.

"Just keep making it tough," Antetokounmpo said about how to defend Durant. "Obviously one of the best scorers to ever play the game.

"It's tough. He's the best player in the world right now, and we've got to beat him as a team. We've got to guard him as a team, and we've got to make him make tough shots, like tonight, and we've just got to keep doing our job, and hopefully he's going to miss. But we've got to keep doing our job, keep guarding together, keep showing help, keep making it tough, keep picking him up full court.

"We have to just keep containing him as much as possible, but at the end of the day, he's done an unbelievable job. Best player in the world, best scorer in the world. ... There's going to be nights where he's going to do what he did tonight and have 50, and there's going to be nights that we're going to try to contain him as much as possible and give ourselves a chance to be in the game and be in position to win the game."