Ayton collected 27 points (10-14 FG, 7-8 FT), 11 rebounds, two blocks and one assist across 33 minutes in a 133-130 victory over the Rockets on Monday.

The center had been quiet offensively in the three games prior to Monday's contest with averages of 7.7 shot attempts and 3.0 free-throw attempts per game, but he went off against Houston's struggled frontcourt defense. A pair of tougher opponents will await Ayton on Wednesday (versus the Jazz) and Thursday (at the Clippers), but he'll close the week with another favorable matchup Saturday against the Wizards.

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