Sullinger has delivered three double-doubles this season, accomplishing the feat in two straight games. His 19 points matched a season high and gave him eight straight double-digit scoring performances to open the season. Sullinger also added three assists in 28 minutes Friday. He'll square off with the Suns Monday.
Sullinger has topped double digits in points in each of his first five games but has started to up his production over the last two games. Friday's 17-point effort follows a big 19-point, 16-rebound performance Wednesday. Sullinger also chipped in six rebounds and a season-best five assists in 33 minutes in Friday's win. He'll square off with the Bulls Saturday.
Olynyk's option was a third-year option, while the other two players had fourth-year options. Olynyk averaged 8.7 points and 5.2 rebounds in 20 minutes per game last season. Sullinger has averaged 10.5 points, 7.3 rebounds and 24.6 minutes in 119 career games. Zeller has averaged 6.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 21 minutes in 147 career games.
Sullinger scored 15 points and managed 17 rebounds during the contest. He was particularly active on the defensive side, picking up 15 of his 17 rebounds on that side of the floor. Sullinger played for 25 minutes.
"Best I ever felt, and hopefully that carries on throughout the season," Sullinger said. "Everybody says they want to be somewhere, but it’s always a couple weeks late. I have the whole preseason and training camp to get to where I need to in order to play the extended minutes I plan for myself to get. I just gotta keep working."
Coach Brad Stevens agreed Sullinger appears to be in better shape, but added he still can improve his conditioning.
"I think he’s in better shape than he was when he got here, certainly, at the start of last year, and really through most of the year. But it’s still about getting in better shape," Stevens said.
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