Talen Horton-Tucker had a big game against the Sacramento Kings as he came off the bench to score 19 points in 33 minutes of play. He also grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 6 assists.
The 21-year-old shooting guard was able to find his rhythm after a series of low-scoring games. He received praise from LeBron James for his performance in the win against the Kings.
“It was phenomenal,” the four-time NBA champion said about Horton-Tucker. “It was so rewarding, it was amazing to see Talo be himself or get back to himself once again. Just his ability to score the ball, his ability to get into the lane and finish, his shot making ability.
“We’ve been missing. And I know he’s been missing in himself as well. Just been telling to be yourself, continue to be yourself and tonight he was that. We needed everything he gave us tonight, we needed every cent of it.”