March 28, 2018, 11:30 pmShabazz NapierPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Shabazz Napier started in place of Damian Lillard on Wednesday night but only totaled eight points, one rebound, two assists and one steal in the Blazers' 108-103 loss to the Grizzlies.
One might have expected Napier to show out against a, well, struggling (to say the least) Grizz squad. With Lillard out, Napier ran the offense and things did not go well. In a surprising loss, Shabazz had a rough outing, shooting only 2-of-11. He was outplayed by Wade Baldwin off the bench who came away with 15 points on 5-of-6 shooting. This can all be chalked up to a bad night for Napier and with Dame coming back soon, he'll be back in his bench role and ready to produce.