Barton scored 25 points (6-12 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 9-12 FT) to go with six rebounds, three assists, and a block over 33 minutes in a 109-105 victory over the Grizzlies on Wednesday. Putting up big numbers off the bench is nothing new for Barton, as the Sixth Man Award candidate has now put up 23 or more points over his last three games. Barton had reached a mild lull until Wednesday's victory, averaging just 10.3 points over a three-game stretch from Mar. 23 to Mar. 27. The Nuggets aren't vying for a playoff spot, but Barton should continue igniting Denver's offense through the remainder of the season.
Barton managed 23 points (7-14 FG, 5-9 3Pt, 4-4 FT), eight rebounds, and two assists in 32 minutes during the Nuggets' 97-88 loss to the Mavericks on Monday. Barton scored 20 points or more for the third time this month, and the 19th time in 2015-16. Through 15 games in March, he is averaging 12.7 points (44.5 FG, 41.3 3Pt, 70.8 FT), 5.6 rebounds, and 2.3 assists to 1.8 turnovers in 28 minutes per appearance.
Barton supplied 16 points (7-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds and four assists over 28 minutes in Friday's 116-105 victory over the Lakers. Barton bounced back nicely from a forgettable two-point effort over 26 minutes versus the Sixers on Wednesday to post his third double-digit scoring effort in the last four games. Although he's been more prone to the occasional clunker in the second half of the season, Barton continues to provide plenty of scoring juice off the bench for Denver on most nights. He's averaging 11.9 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.3 blocks and 0.7 steals over 13 March contests.
Barton scored a team-high 27 points (9-12 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 5-6 FT) with four rebounds and two steals during just 26 minutes in Monday's 124-91 loss to the Cavaliers. Denver was down by 15 after the first quarter and there's only one man that could climb them out of a hole like that. Unfortunately Barton's contributions weren't enough to get the Nuggets back in the game, but it put a smile on his fantasy owners faces. Barton was efficient against one of the best defenses in the NBA en route to his highest point total January. We'll soon find out if Barton is turning a corner with the 76ers looming Wednesday.
Barton was held scoreless (0-6 FG, 0-2 3Pt) and collected just four rebounds in 20 minutes during Monday's loss to the Heat. The fourth-year pro endured one of his worst games of the season Monday, as he struggled from the floor and produced little in other areas en route to a minus-20 rating for the night. Barton's minutes and production remain somewhat inconsistent from night to night due to his bench role, but he averages 15 points and 6.2 rebounds on the season and should be expected to provide a more serviceable line in his next outing.
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