Caruso generated 12 points (5-16 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 13 assists, seven rebounds, one steal and one block across 41 minutes in the Lakers' 104-101 loss to the Trail Blazers on Tuesday. Caruso put a fitting cap on his late-season fireworks, posting his fifth double-digit scoring effort of the last six games. The second-year guard closes out the campaign with consecutive double-doubles as well, even though he only shot 36.1 percent (13-for-36) in those contests. Caruso didn't become a regular part of the rotation until early March, but he averaged a solid 12.4 points, 4.2 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 1.3 steals across 28 minutes over the final 18 games of the season.
Caruso put up 18 points (8-20 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-4 FT) to go with 11 assists and one steal in 43 minutes Sunday in the Lakers' 113-109 win over the Jazz. Caruso has emerged as one of the late-season waiver-wire standouts after steady minutes opened up for him about a month ago when the Lakers began shutting down injured players. He's been particularly productive over the past five contests, averaging 19.4 points (on 46.6 percent shooting from the field), 7.0 assists, 4.0 rebounds, 2.2 triples and 2.0 steals in 35.2 minutes per game. Another hefty minutes total likely awaits him in the Lakers' season finale Tuesday versus Portland.
Caruso finished with 32 points (10-19 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 7-7 FT), 10 rebounds, five assists, two steals and a block across 38 minutes in the Lakers' win over the Clippers on Friday. Caruso poured in a career-high 32 points in Friday's win, finishing with a double-double and piling up an impressive final stat line. He's been given nearly 27 minutes per game over the last 13 games, and he's delivered some great performances in that time. Expect him to stay heavily involved as the Lakers close out the season with just two games remaining on the schedule.
Caruso is starting Thursday's game against Golden State. Caruso scored 15 points in Tuesday's matchup, and his excellent play evidently earned him a place in the starting lineup. He'll start alongside Rajon Rondo, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Moritz Wagner and JaVale McGee.
Caruso generated 15 points (5-9 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 4-6 FT), seven assists, two steals and two rebounds in 29 minutes Tuesday in the Lakers' 119-103 loss to the Thunder. Caruso continues to serve as the Lakers' backup point guard, but he's been outperforming starter Rajon Rondo in the majority of games lately. Since becoming a regular part of the Los Angeles rotation in early March, Caruso is averaging 10.1 points (on 48 percent shooting from the field), 2.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.1 triples in 23.3 minutes per game. He should have a decent path to around 25-to-30 minutes over the Lakers' final four games, making Caruso a decent option in deeper formats.
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