Rivers did all of his work in 22 minutes of game action, also adding three rebounds, two assists and one steal. He is averaging 10.3 points, 2.3 assists and 2.0 rebounds over his last four games played.
"I got a good workout yesterday, and today we had a pretty tough shootaround," he said Friday. "I was able to get a pretty good wind, so I'll be fine. At the end of the day, when you go out there and start playing your adrenaline gets going, you forget everything. I'm just going to go out there and play."
Rivers has stepped his game up recently, averaging 10.0 points and 2.8 assists per game in the month of March. He might end up in the starting lineup Friday with Brian Roberts and Eric Gordon at risk due to knee injuries.
All three will be considered day to day moving forward, with the Mavericks up next on the schedule Thursday.
It was Rivers' best scoring performance in eight February games as well as the first time this season he shot 60 percent while taking a minimum of 10 shots. He also chipped in three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 22 minutes Wednesday. Rivers has averaged 6.1 points and 15.9 minutes over 41 games played.
Rivers did well with his 16 minutes Tuesday, scoring seven points on 2 of 3 shooting with one 3-pointer in as many attempts. He added two rebounds and turned the ball over twice as well in the 100-89 win.
Rivers has improved on his dreadful rookie campaign, but has seen his role shrink amid a reshaped rotation. He is averaging just 5.6 points per game, despite improving his shooting to 39.9 percent from the field and 38.2 percent from three-point range.
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