April 21, 2018, 8:00 pmAl-Farouq AminuPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Al-Farouq Aminu had a great game on Saturday, scoring 27 points to go with six rebounds, two steals and five 3-pointers.
Aminu was also tasked with slowing Jrue Holiday in the fourth, which is the only quarter of the game that Portland won. It's an adjustment that came far too late as the Blazers had no answer for Holiday over these past four games, but credit Aminu for being one of the few role players to step up. The Blazers ran with a thin rotation today and needed contributions like this to keep hopes alive. It wasn't enough, but Aminu's play in the fourth did close to gap before the Pels pulled away late.