Kuzma had 19 points (6-13 FG, 5-11 3PT, 2-3 FT) and three rebounds in Sunday's Game 3 loss to the Heat. It was a typical up-and-down game for Kuzma, but he showed well on the offensive end, hitting four threes against the Heat's zone defense. Kuzma's 19 points set a new playoff career high, and his four made threes were his most in any game since Game 4 against Portland on Aug. 24.
Kuzma totaled 10 points (4-11 FG, 2-7 3Pt), one assist and one steal in 19 minutes during Thursday's 114-108 victory over Denver. Kuzma continues to underwhelm on both ends of the floor with what can only be described as another mediocre performance. Across his 15 playoff games, Kuzma has scored in excess of 15 points only twice, adding a combined 13 assists, five steals and five blocks. Apart from doing his best Doug McDermott impersonation, Kuzma is giving us no reason to think he will be a reliable fantasy asset anytime soon.
Kuzma notched 13 points (6-7 FG, 1-1 3Pt), six rebounds, a steal and a block in 21 minutes off the bench during Sunday's Game 2 win over the Rockets. Kuzma was coming off back-to-back eight-point performances and, even though a 13-point outing doesn't scream massive improvement, he did take a step forward in terms of efficiency -- he missed just one shot all night long. The Lakers need Kuzma to become a reliable scoring threat regardless of his role and that hasn't been the case in the current playoff run, where he has scored topped the 15-point plateau just once while notching fewer than 10 points four times.
Kuzma ended with just eight points (3-9 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), two rebounds and one assist in 28 minutes during Friday's 112-97 Game 1 loss to the Rockets. Kuzma offered next to nothing in Friday's loss, highlighting the Lakers' bench struggles. With Anthony Davis and LeBron James the focus of basically the entire Rockets defense, Kuzma needs to be doing more if the Lakers are to proceed, especially on the offensive end.
Kuzma scored 18 points (6-12 FG, 5-9 3PT, 1-1 FT) in Monday's Game 4 win over Portland. Kuzma accounted for five of the Lakers' 17 three-pointers on a night when the offense was rolling for a full 48 minutes. The third-year forward also added two rebounds and two assists in 22 minutes.
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