Best NBA Player Prop for Kevin Durant in Suns vs. Timberwolves Game 2

Breaking down the best prop bet for Kevin Durant in Game 2 of the NBA playoffs against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Phoenix Suns v Minnesota Timberwolves - Game One
Phoenix Suns v Minnesota Timberwolves - Game One / Patrick McDermott/GettyImages

Game 1 of this series was a gut-check for the Phoenix Suns. The Minnesota Timberwolves won the second quarter by 11 points and never looked back en route to a 25-point victory.

So, the Suns are now faced with potentially going down 0-2 tonight, which could eventually lead to the future of this team being in jeopardy. Many already believe that the Kevin Durant, Bradley Beal and Devin Booker experiment isn't working, but losing in the first round would potentially be the nail in the coffin.

Now, if I trust anybody in that trio to do something about it, it is Kevin Durant. We took the over on his points in Game 1 and that did well for us. For tonight, I am going to indirectly take his points by taking the under on his assists prop.

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Best Player Prop for Kevin Durant in Suns vs. Timberwolves Game 2

Kevin Durant UNDER 3.5 Assists

Durant has been asked to do more as of late for the Suns as they fought their way out of the play-in and are now in the opening round of the playoffs. But it hasn't led to more assists for him.

In each of the last five games he has gone under 3.5 assists and is averaging two assists per game during that time. That includes the last two games against the Timberwolves where he got just one assists in each game.

The Timberwolves defense gives up the third fewest assists per game in the NBA and give up the eighth-fewest to opposing small forwards. In general, their scoring defense is also amazing as they allow the fewest points (106.5) in the NBA.

The bottom line is that Durant showed that he can score in Game 1 and the Suns will continue to need that as they wait on everybody else to join the party. And regardless of if his teammates perform, Durant's assists haven't been a part of the package.

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