Teletovic was forced out of the game early on with a sprained left hand. He went back to the locker room and his X-rays came back negative. He returned to the game and finished the game scoreless, missing all four of his field goal attempts. He chipped in with three rebounds and one block while logging 14 minutes of game action.
Teletovic led the team in scoring in the loss, while playing 32 minutes. He recorded his fist double-double with 13 rebounds, and shot 6 of 14 from the field with three 3-pointers.
Each of Teletovic's four-highest scoring games of the season have come over the last five games, as the Nets have looked for answers to end their season-long malaise. Teletovic is averaging 10.2 points per game over the last five, with 6.2 rebounds.
Teletovic came off the bench to play 21 minutes for the second consecutive game. He also added five rebounds and two assists as well as his first steal and first block of the season in the loss.
After not scoring more than two points in a game all season, Teletovic posted seven points Friday before hitting three treys in 14 minutes of action Sunday. He could continue to see a healthy amount of playing time as the Nets deal with injuries.
"I think it’s very important to get a chance. If you don’t get a chance, there is no point," Teletovic said Monday. "Some guys just don’t get a chance. You have to have a chance. Last year I played (53) games, nine minutes per game. So I would put anybody in my situation and see what you can do. And I think it would be almost the same result or even less. It’s tough. It’s tough when you don’t play."
The forward said the biggest adjustment to playing in the NBA was definitely not seeing a lot of minutes.
"Sitting on the bench,” said Teletovic, who averaged 3.5 points on 38 percent shooting. "I could do a little bit more, for sure. But you can’t like put me in the game for 10 minutes and tell me that you have to make four shots. It’s impossible."
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