Ball accumulated 12 points (5-10 FG, 2-6 3Pt), five assists, three steals, one block and one rebound in 26 minutes during Wednesday's 128-124 loss to the Bulls. The Pelicans were down heading into the fourth but rallied big, scoring 45 points to make the game close. However, Ball wasn't on the court for it, as coach Stan Van Gundy entrusted Eric Bledsoe with late-game minutes. The result was a muted statline from Ball and his fewest minutes played since Feb. 3 in a blowout win over the Suns. That said, Ball has been playing well since February. He's scored in double-digits every game and has averaged 16.6 points, 5.6 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 32.8 minutes. He's also made 3.6 threes per game on 45.9 percent shooting from deep.
Ball recorded 23 points (9-16 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight assists, seven rebounds and two blocks across 39 minutes Monday in the Pelicans' 129-124 victory over the Jazz. Ball had another strong two-way performance. After scoring in double figures every game in February, the guard started the new month by turning in his second-best point total of the season. Ball has been a reliable third option for New Orleans this season -- look for that to continue heading into the second half of the Pelicans' schedule.
Ball scored 16 points (6-17 FG, 3-12 3Pt, 1-1 FT) to go along with four rebounds and four assists across 36 minutes in Saturday's loss to the Spurs. Ball had a strong 21.4 percent usage rate, but struggled mightily with his shot. The performance derailed what had otherwise been a hot stretch for Ball, as he had nailed an average of 4.4 threes on 51.2 percent shooting in his last five games. Even with the down performance, Ball is still averaging a career-best 14.5 points across 30 contests this season.
Ball had 20 points (7-14 FG, 6-10 3Pt) and eight assists in Thursday's loss to Milwaukee. While the Pelicans came up short, Ball had another strong individual performance, hitting six three-pointers and tallying eight assists for the second straight night. In the month of February, Ball is averaging 16.6 points, 5.6 assists, 4.6 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 3.8 made three-pointers, making him one of the most valuable guards in fantasy basketball during that span. Over his last 20 games, Ball is shooting 44.8 percent from the field and 43.9 percent from beyond the arc.
Ball scored 12 points (4-8 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT) to go along with six rebounds, eight assists and three steals across 35 minutes in Wednesday's win over the Pistons. Ball saw a downturn in his scoring as both Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson paced the team. However, he found other ways to produce, as he often does. Besides his boards and dimes, he's been offering steady value on the defensive end of the floor, having racked up 11 steals in the last five games.
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