Part of it was Des being in foul trouble. He can't let that happen. It's not a matter of playing hard, it's a matter of playing smart. One of the biggest things players have to learn is their role and their importance to the team. In football, QBs run out of bounds to avoid a hit, not because they aren't playing hard. They do it because they know their value to the team. Their team needs them on the field. Same thing with Des. His team needs him on the floor.