Deandre Ayton's recent shoulder injury didn't prevent him from playing 31 minutes vs. the Thunder on Sunday, though he scored only five points with, seven boards and three blocks.
Ayton suffered a shoulder stinger on Friday and was evaluated by team trainers both during and after the game, but he wasn't even on the injury report. He shot 1-of-3 from the field tonight and 3-of-4 at the line, adding and he chipped in an assist without committing any turnovers. His usage rate has tumbled to a mere 14.1% over the past few weeks, but at least he's been hitting his marks as a source of boards, percentages and defensive stats. May 02 10:47 pm (EST)
- Deandre Ayton had 11 points (5-of-8 FGs), nine rebounds, two assists, one steal and one turnover in 24 minutes vs. the Jazz on Friday, but he also suffered a left shoulder stinger early in the game.
- DeAndre Ayton racked up 20 points and a game-high 13 rebounds on Sunday, making 9-of-12 shots with three assists, two steals and zero turnovers in 33 minutes.
- Deandre Ayton hit 8-of-11 shots and 4-of-4 free throws for 20 points, 13 rebounds, two assists and a block in 40 minutes of Monday's 128-127 overtime win against the Bucks. All Deandre Ayton News
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