Tyreke Evans with a career night (41/9/8) against the Thunder
It was just a few year ago when we were talking about how superstar in the making Tyreke Evans was the only rookie besides The Big O, MJ & LeBron to finish his rookie campaign with a 20-5-5 average. Although I still believe Evans is a future all-star, I’m aware that his minutes and stats have dropped across the board every season (although his rebounds and assists this season did top last) and he wont get much love playing for the Pelicans.
Playing for the Pelicans might be a reason why most haven’t notice the impressive March he had when he put up 9 20+ point games including a 33/10/7 game and a 22 points & 15 assist performance.
Last night against potential MVP Kevin Durant and the Thunder, Evans topped those games with a career performance – and he wasn’t even supposed to play.
“It was one of those, man, where I felt like nobody could guard me out there,” Evans said. “The knee was sore but I was just fighting through it. … It was just one of those games where I wanted to win, no matter what it took.”
Evans scored a career-high 41 on 14 of 26 shooting and also added 9 rebound and 8 assists.
“We tried many guys on him. He just got around us,” Brooks said. “Give him credit. He had a career night. We have to do better.
I’m expecting his next season to look a lot more like how he ended this one and not the years before it.