September 20, 2020, 11:15 pmPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap received 28 minutes during the Nuggets-Lakers showdown on Sunday, but he finished with just six points (2-of-6 FG), eight rebounds, one assist and three turnovers.
Millsap has now had four straight duds, but he is still a regular part of the Nuggets' rotation. Despite the Lakers rolling out bigger lineups that should give the slow-footed Millsap more opportunities to compete, he has not been able to find momentum over the first two games of this series. At this point, it's hard to imagine Millsap contributing much to the Nuggets' benefit. Jerami Grant also found himself in early foul trouble, allowing Millsap to receive some extra minutes in the first half. Grant finished with just seven points, one 3-pointer and three steals. He figures to see more than 25 minutes in Game 3 on Tuesday. Even for the comeback kids in Denver, that game figures to be a must-win.