Chiozza tallied 11 points (4-10 FG, 3-7 3Pt), five assists and one rebound in 17 minutes Tuesday in the Nets' 104-102 win over the Lakers. The two-way player looks to have secured a regular spot in the Nets' rotation as the backup point guard, even after Brooklyn parted ways with coach Kenny Atkinson. He's received double-digit minutes in five straight games -- including both of the past two with interim boss Jacque Vaughn at the helm -- averaging 10.0 points, 3.2 boards, 2.6 assists and 2.0 triples while shooting 55.9 percent from the field.
Chiozza notched 14 points (5-8 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 24 minutes during Wednesday's 118-79 loss against the Grizzlies. It was an off night for the Nets as a whole, but Chiozza took advantage of the opportunity to deliver his highest scoring effort of the season while also topping the 20-minute mark for the second straight game. He might become a regular member of the rotation moving forward, but he needs to show more consistency before becoming a reliable fantasy asset.
Chiozza played a career-high 21 minutes off the bench Wednesday in the Nets' 129-120 overtime win over the Celtics, finishing with eight points (3-5 FG, 2-3 3Pt), four assists, three rebounds and two steals. Starting point guard Spencer Dinwiddie wasn't battling any foul trouble, but coach Kenny Atkinson elected to restrict his playing time while the Nets fell behind by 17 after three quarters. Chiozza and several other reserves picked up added playing time in the fourth as a result, and Atkinson continued to ride those players after the Nets mounted a big comeback to extend the game to overtime. Expect Chiozza's playing time to take a big hit Wednesday against the Grizzlies, as Dinwiddie had been averaging 32.4 minutes in his prior 11 games since re-entering the starting five in place of Kyrie Irving (shoulder).
Chiozza contributed 25 points (11-19 FG, 3-8 3Pt), eight rebounds, six assists and three blocks in 34 minutes during Friday's loss to the Red Claws. Chiozza had another strong game as he continues to be a factor in every aspect of the game. Since joining Long Island, the 24-year-old's led the team to a 4-2 record while averaging 16.7 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.8 steals in 32.8 minutes.
Chiozza accounted for 26 points (10-20 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 10 rebounds and five assists in 40 minutes during Firday's win over Maine. Chiozza's clearly taken control of Long Island's offense, having now led the team in points in back-to-back contests, while notching his first double-double of the season Friday. Unless Long Island adds another guard or decides to hand the reigns to Jalen Hands, Chiozza should get as much work as he can handle.
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