November 16, 2017, 2:07 am
Elfrid Payton finished with 14 points, three rebounds, five assists, three turnovers and two 3-pointers in the Magic’s loss to the Blazers on Wednesday night.
When Payton plays a full game, he’s had a minimum of five assists in every appearance this season. He’s got a real hold on how to manage this offense and will continue to be one of the most reliable assist men in the league. Wednesday’s two treys were one more than he’d hit all season up to this point. You can’t get used to those as Payton only hit more than one three in a game seven times in 82 tries last year.