Patterson accounted for 19 points (6-10 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, two assists and a steal in 25 minutes during Monday's 117-97 win over the Trail Blazers.

Patterson has seen his role decline significantly since Paul George debuted Nov. 14, so it was rather surprising to see the veteran big man pop for a season-high scoring total on a night in which both George and Kawhi Leonard suited up without any restrictions. Though Patterson got some increased run while he had the hot hand, he's typically played less than 10 minutes or has been withheld from the rotation entirely when Los Angeles has most of its key players available.

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