Trail Blazers' Maurice Harkless: Stays hot with 18 points in Sunday's loss
Harkless finished with 18 points (7-12 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, two steals and one block across 38 minutes in Sunday's 130-114 loss to the Rockets.
While Sunday's loss leaves the Blazers at a disappointing 9-10 on the season, Harkless has been a bright spot for the underachieving squad. He's reached double figures as a scorer in eight of his last nine games, averaging 13.8 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.4 three-pointers and 1.1 steals in 31.6 minutes per game. It's Harkless' achievements from downtown that have fueled his success the most, as the career 31 percent three-point shooter has connected on 38 percent of his three-point tries in 2016-17.