Smith scored 20 points (8-20 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 3-4 FT) and added 10 assists, four rebounds and one block in 35 minutes during Wednesday's 113-109 loss to the Magic. Smith ended the game on a nine-game streak of double-digit scoring and at least five assists. Wednesday was his first double-double since taking over the starting point guard position, two games before Reggie Jackson final game.
Smith contributed 16 points (7-14 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine assists, two rebounds and one block across 32 minutes during a 105-101 loss to the Wizards on Monday. Smith received a team-high 32 minutes as he nearly tallied his first double-double in more than a month. The team didn't have a backup point guard available in Monday's game, and that will likely be the case for Wednesday's season finale against the Magic as well, so Smith should once again see around 30 minutes.
Smith scored 11 points (5-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT) while adding seven assists and two rebounds across 26 minutes during Sunday's 103-90 win over the Grizzlies. Smith attempted the most field goal attempts on the team, and while he didn't enjoy the most successful night scoring the ball, his seven assists gave him one of the more attractive fantasy lines as each team distributed their minutes evenly among starters and reserves. The veteran has taken over at the point after Reggie Jackson was shut down for the remainder of the season and should continue contributing as such over the last two games.
Smith finished with 20 points (9-17 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five assists and three rebounds across 30 minutes in a 114-109 win over the Rockets on Friday. Smith and rookie Henry Ellenson (15 points, 11 rebounds in 26 minutes) were seemingly the only Pistons starters that showed up ready to play Friday, as the trio of Andre Drummond, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Marcus Morris all saw limited playing time after going a combined 6-of-28 from the field. The struggles of the Drummond and the Pistons' two starting wings has been a trend of late, and that's afforded Smith a window to increased his play-making responsibilities. He's averaging 17.8 points, 5.3 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 1.2 three-pointers in 31.7 minutes per game over his last six contests, and looks like one of the few players on the Pistons roster who can count on seeing ample playing time over the team's final three games of the regular season.
Smith posted 16 points (7-12 FG, 2-2 FT), six assists, four rebounds and one block across 30 minutes in a 105-102 loss to the Raptors on Wednesday. Smith has been in a groove recently with five straight games scoring at least 15 points, and he's added at least five assists in each of those games to boot. The Pistons are in a total backslide, but Smith's performance lately has been a pleasant surprise to anyone trawling around for a cheap late-season fantasy option at point guard.
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