March 15, 2016, 7:38 pm
Brandon Jennings (Achilles, foot) drew the start for injured Elfrid Payton (elbow) in Tuesday’s win over the Nuggets, scoring 12 points on 3-of-7 shooting (1-of-4 3PTs, 5-of-6 FTs) with three rebounds, 11 assists and one steal in 27 minutes.
As we intimated earlier the Achilles’ injury might have had more bark than bite if Scott Skiles was willing to start him and that ended up being the case. C.J. Watson (illness) hit 1-of-6 shots for two points, one rebound and three assists in 21 minutes, and this will go back to being a value-killing timeshare among these two and Payton whenever the second year player returns.