After Michael Kidd-Gilchrist injured his shoulder in the preseason, few thought he could return to the court this year. Last night, he returned to the Hornets lineup well ahead of schedule, scoring 13 points in 34 minutes on 5/8 shooting. He also grabbed 7 rebounds.
After the game he told reporters: “Being on the floor for the first time was really fun, but it’s not about me; it’s about the team and finding some wins,” he said. “I’m happy to be back to say the least.”
Humble, as always. His first two points of the season:
Julius Randle’s Lakers have been miserable, but he’s shaken off his early season woes. Last night he had an impressive double-double, finishing with a career-high 23 points along with 14 rebounds. He wasn’t the only former Cat with a career night.
Karl Towns had an amazing night (again). I feel like I’ve typed this many times before, but he just keeps outdoing himself. Towns had a career-high 32 points a 12 rebounds, yet once again, the Timberwolves couldn’t close the game, falling to the Utah Jazz 103-90.
The Phoenix Suns might be worse off than the Lakers and T’Wolves right now, but the devastating injuries have given Archie Goodwin time to shine. Last night he made his presence known.
Goodwin only scored 6 points, but this was an emphatic two. Kristaps Porzingis has been on highlight reels all year, but the Rookie was on the other end of a poster last night.
– NBA TV (@NBATV) January 30, 2016