On Saturday, the Lakers Lou Williams scored a season-high 40 (28 in the first half) off the bench in a loss to the Grizzlies. The 40 was the most by a 30-year old to score at least 40 off the bench since former Laker and current Grizzlies coach Nick Van Exel in 2003.
For the short-handed Grizzlies, 25-year old 6th Man Troy Daniels scored a career-high 31 points, including 23 in the first half, to lead Memphis to a three-point win.
“I was just taking what the defense gave me,” Daniels said. “And my teammates helped me get into those spots.”
I’m just glad the two 6th Men gave the crowd a great show because I know a lot of people were probably pissed they didn’t get to see D’Angelo Russell, Nick Young, Larry Nance, Mike Conley, Vince Carter and Chandler Parsons.