Jodie Meeks played 31 minutes against the Pelicans on Tuesday night with 17 points, three steals and two 3-pointers.
The Scoop:He has 2.0 triples per game in his last eight games since returning from an ankle injury while shooting 53.3 percent from the field and stealing 1.1 per game in his previous seven games. Meeks is a must-own player in standard-style formats.
PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Los Angeles Lakers made the plays -- at the offensive end, then at the defensive end -- in the closing seconds Monday night. First there was forward Wesley Johnson basket off a lob pass with 6.4 seconds left. Then there was guard Jodie Meeks' lock-down defense on Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard's 3-point attempt at the buzzer. The result was a 107-106 victory Monday night at the Moda Center, the second straight win for the Lakers (21-39).
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Forward Wesley Johnson scored on a lob pass with 6.4 seconds left to lift the Los Angeles Lakers past the Portland Trail Blazers 107-106 Monday night at the Moda Center. Portland guard Damian Lillard's contested 3-pointer was short at the buzzer, giving the Lakers (21-39) their second consecutive victory. Center Pau Gasol scored 22 points, and guard Jodie Meeks added 21 for the Lakers, who led by as many as 15 points in the first half. Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points, Lillard contributed 20, center Robin Lopez scored 19, and forward Nicolas Batum added 17 points and 15 rebounds.
Meeks enjoyed perfection as the Lakers beat the Kings 126-122 Friday night.
The Scoop:Meeks scored 22 points and made all eight shots. His point total matched the second-best total by any player who shot perfectly this season and it's an effort that has followers of NBA analytics drooling thanks to his efficiency.