Payne scored six points (3-5 FG, 0-2 3Pt) with five assists and two rebounds in a 134-118 victory over the Cavaliers on Tuesday. Payne returned to the lineup as the team's backup point guard after a one-game absence due to a knee injury. The guard has recorded four-plus assists in four of his last five contests and averaged 9.6 points, 3.6 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game over that stretch.
Payne (knee) will play Tuesday against the Cavs. It will only be a one-game absence for Payne, who was dealing with a minor knee bruise. Expect him to return to his usual role of 15-to-22 minutes off the bench behind Chris Paul.
Payne (knee) is listed as questionable Tuesday against the Cavaliers. The reserve guard missed Sunday's game with a bruised knee, but he'll have a decent chance to get back on the court Tuesday night after a day off. Prior to Sunday's absence, Payne had scored in double figures in three straight games, headlined by a 15-point, four-rebound, four-assist, three-three-pointer effort against the Clippers on Wednesday.
Payne (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Thunder. Payne had logged double-digit scoring totals in each of the last three games, but he'll sit with a bruised left knee Sunday. Langston Galloway and Jevon Carter could see increased run in Payne's absence.
Payne is questionable for Sunday's contest against the Thunder due to a bruised left knee. Payne has played well lately. Over the past three games, he's averaged 12.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 20.0 minutes. If he sits out Sunday, more minutes would be available for Langston Galloway and Jevon Carter.
Last 7 Games
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