Skal Labissiere Scores 32, 16 Straight Points in 4th Quarter Vs The Team That Drafted/Traded Him
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After losing eight straight games, the Sacramento Kings are winners of two in a row and a big reason why is the play of the Big Haitian Skal Labissiere. The former Ballislife All-American Game C0-MVP (along with the Bucks rookie Thon Maker) put up a career-high 32 points, including the first 16 Kings points in the 4th quarter, along with 11 boards in a win over the team, the Phoenix Suns, that drafted (28th pick) and traded him last year. The 21-point 4th quarter was six more points than his previous career-high, which came four games ago.
“I wasn’t surprised at all,” Said Labissiere, who has been getting extended minutes since the DeMarcus Cousins trade. “I’m being more aggressive, just thinking about the next play, going after every single board and getting back on defense and helping my teammates. It’s all about effort and the rest will come. They really trusted me out there.”
In the eight Boogie-less games of March so far, Skal has scored over 10 in five of them, while averaging 17 minutes. In his previous game, he had 11 points, 7 boards and a career-high 4 blocks in 20 minutes.
SKAL’S INCREDIBLE JOURNEY
If you don’t know much about The Big Haitian, here’s a must-read article about how he survived an earthquake when he was 13-years old.