Shumpert had 10 points (3-5 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), and two rebounds in 18 minutes during Saturday's 126-121 victory over Golden State. Shumpert came off the bench to score 10 points including three triples. Danuel House (foot) was unavailable meaning Shumpert slid up in the rotation, providing some valuable offensive contributions. The status of House remains unclear and should he be forced to sit again Monday, Shumpert would likely remain a part of the rotation.
Shumpert will see time on the court in Sunday's game against Golden State due to Austin Rivers (illness) sitting out, Marc J. Spears of ESPN.com reports. Shumpert only played a combined 17 minutes in the first two games of Round 1 against Utah before sitting out the final three contests, but he's going to be back in the rotation Sunday with Rivers sitting out. In the 20 games he's appeared in since joining the Rockets, Shumpert has averaged 4.6 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.1 assists.
Shumpert is out for rest purposes Wednesday against the Clippers, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports. Shumpert will rest for the second game of a back-to-back. Look for Gerald Green to see an increase in run in Shumpert's absence.
Shumpert supplied six points (2-6 FG, 2-5 3Pt), three rebounds, one steal, and one block in 16 minutes during Tuesday's 108-94 loss to the Bucks. Shumpert continues to earn less playing time than several reserves on most nights, including Danuel House and Austin Rivers. Still, the absence of Gerald Green (shoulder), who is expected to be sidelined for about a week, opens up a bit more playing time that Shumpert could potentially soak up short-term.
Shumpert will start Wednesday against the Grizzlies, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports. With Eric Gordon (rest) out, Shumpert will draw the start. On the decision to give Shumpert the nod over Danuel House, coach Mike D'Antoni noted that House needs to play longer minutes at the four with P.J. Tucker playing backup center due to Kenneth Farried's (knee) absence.
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