Four different Michigan NBA alumni reached double digits last week.
He also corralled three rebounds and dished an assist in the loss. His Lakers are 18-12 and just two games behind the Golden State Warriors in the Pacific Division. He’ll be needed to steady the ship amidst a host of injuries.
The gregarious German notched five points in seven minutes the previous night at Charlotte, his first points since scoring 10 in his professional debut Dec. 6.
Staying out West, Phoenix guard Jamal Crawford saw 27 minutes in a 99-89 victory over the Dallas Mavericks.
He filled up the stat sheet, scoring 17 points, distributing five assists, grabbing two boards and recording a steal.
He notched seven more dimes in a 107-99 Saturday triumph over the Timberwolves.
In Portland, Nik Stauskas provided 13 much-needed points in a 128-122 win over the Eastern Conference leading Toronto Raptors.
While just 2-for-7 from deep last week, he managed to reach double figures by driving the lane and drawing fouls. He connected on four freebies against Toronto and four two-pointers.
He mustered seven more points, two rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal in a 92-83 Wednesday loss to Memphis.
Tim Hardaway, Jr. continues to do his thing in New York. He racked up another 20-point game Wednesday in a road loss to the Cavaliers.
Caris Levert is nearing his return for Brooklyn, but “has not started sprinting yet.”
The Nets sorely need their top scorer, as they are 5-10 without him.
The Miami Heat relegated Duncan Robinson to the G-League for now, and the former D-III transfer is lighting it up.
In 11 games, the 6-foot-8 gunner has averaged 19.5 points per game, hitting treys at a nearly 48 percent clip.
- Milwaukee sent D.J. Wilson back down to the Wisconsin Herd of the G-League, only to recall him on Sunday. He compiled seven points, a rebound and a steal last Monday in a victory over the Cavs.
- Pistons wing Glenn Robinson III sustained an ankle injury and is out for two weeks. He was averaging 4.8 points a game as a defensive specialist in Detroit.
- Darius Morris is the starting point guard for the Santa Cruz Warriors, the G-League affiliate of the New Orleans Pelicans. He scores just under 19 points a game.