With the Utah Jazz resting stars Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert Wednesday night, former Duke star Grayson Allen got the start against the Los Angeles Clippers. He proceeded to pour in 40 points.
Allen didn’t have the most efficient night of his career (he finished 11-of-30 from the field) but he did hit five three-pointers. Allen was 13-of-14 from the free throw line as well. The Jazz lost in overtime, 143-137.
Allen’s previous high was 23 points against the Sacramento Kings last week. He was more efficient in that game, finishing 10-of-14 from the field.
Allen spent some time in the G League earlier this season, so it’s good to see that he’s getting more experience with the Jazz as-of late. He’s averaged 22.8 minutes per contest in April.
Jazz rookie Grayson Allen dropped 40 POINTS tonight and Bill Walton still thought he was Kyle Korver 🤣
— FanDuel (@FanDuel) April 11, 2019
Grayson Allen found himself in Utah's rotation for the last five games of the season.
In those games, he averaged 16.8 PTS, 3.2 FT & 2 3P (26.8 PTS, 5.1 FT & 3.2 3P per 36 MIN), with a 48.3 FG%, a 40 3P% and an 88.9 FT%
— Andy Bailey (@AndrewDBailey) April 11, 2019
The Jazz finished the regular season with a 50-32 mark, but they’ve won 32 of their last 44 games. They get the Houston Rockets in the first round as the No. 5 seed.
It’s unclear what kind of role Allen will have in the series. While he’s come on late, lineups tend to get a little tighter in the playoffs.
Either way, it’s a good sign for his career.