December 29, 2017, 11:21 pm
Nikola Mirotic was feeling it in Friday’s home win over the Pacers, scoring 28 points (8-for-16 on threes) to go with four rebounds, four dimes and two steals.
Bobby Portis added 12 points, seven boards and three assists in only 16 minutes. Niko has been on fire following a return from a broken face, returning higher value than at any other time in his career. For the season, he’s delivered top-50ish value while averaging 18.1 points, 3.0 threes and 7.3 rebounds on 50.3 percent shooting. Before this season, he was shooting less than 41.0 from the field, so his efficiency there is definitely inflated. That being said, he’s looking like a midround value for the rest of the season. Kudos to anyone who held him on IL while his face mended.