April 21, 2018, 8:07 pmNikola MiroticPF, New Orleans Pelicans
Nikola Mirotic was kept quiet on the scoreboard in Saturday's win but still pumped out 10 points, 11 rebounds, two steals, three blocks and a 3-pointer.
The Mirotic acquisition was a stroke of genius for the Pelicans, as his play helped steady the boat in the wake of DeMarcus Cousins' injury. His red-hot play immediately after the trade kept New Orleans in the mix and he's followed up a March lull with some excellent playoff play. Mirotic outplayed his wing counterparts in this series and proved himself a more capable defender than most mainstream followers would've believed. Niko and AD against KD and Draymond Green is looking like one of the best frontcourt matchups in round two.