Tune-In Tidbits: TNT Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021
• Luka Doncic continues to lead the league in scoring off of drives, averaging 14.4 points on 23.5 drives per game. The Celtics have a top-10 rim protector in Daniel Theis, who holds opponents to 52.5% shooting at the basket.
• When the All-Star reserves are announced tonight, will Jaylen Brown earn his first All-Star nod? He ranks 13th in the league in scoring with a career-best 25.5 ppg — one of many career high marks for Brown along with assists (3.9 apg), field goal percentage (49.7%), 3-point percentage (40.9%) and free throw percentage (76.6%).
• Kristaps Porzingis made his season debut on Jan. 13 following offseason knee surgery. In nine games in January he averaged 18.6 ppg on 44.9% shooting from the field and 28.6% on 3-pointers. Through the first eight games of February, Porzingis’ numbers have made a significant jump — 22.8 ppg, 50.0% shooting from the field, 42.3% on 3-pointers, and his assists have doubled to 1.8 per game.
• Last season, Marcus Smart was the primary defender on Luka Doncic for a team-high 7:21 of matchup …
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