Horton-Tucker totaled 23 points (9-16 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 5-8 FT), 10 assists, two rebounds and two steals over 37 minutes to help the Lakers to a 124-122 win over Houston on Wednesday. LeBron James (ankle), Anthony Davis (groin) and Dennis Schroder (Covid-19 protocols) all sat out the contest, leaving plenty of minutes for Horton-Tucker despite his own nagging calf issue. The 20-year-old seized the opportunity, finishing with his second straight double-double while leading the team in both scoring and assists. Though his court time will likely drop dramatically when the Lakers' starters return to action, Horton-Tucker figures to have at least carved out some playoff minutes in light of his recent strong play.
Horton-Tucker (calf) will play and start Wednesday's game against Houston, Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official site reports. The forward is still dealing with a right calf strain but will ultimately play a third straight game. It will also be Horton-Tucker's first start since April 13. In three previous starts this year, Horton-Tucker averaged 9.3 points, 6.7 assists and 3.0 rebounds across 29.0 minutes.
Horton-Tucker (calf) is probable for Wednesday's matchup against the Rockets, Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times reports. After a two-game absence, Horton-Tucker has appeared in two straight games. He's played well, but his minutes could be reduced Wednesday, as LeBron James (ankle) could be making his return.
Horton-Tucker (calf) will play Tuesday against the Knicks, Harrison Faigen of Silver Screen and Roll reports. As expected, despite still dealing with some pain in his calf, Horton-Tucker will see the court Tuesday. Across his past 10 appearances, he's averaged 8.9 points, 2.7 assists and 2.1 rebounds in 19.2 minutes.
Horton-Tucker (calf) is probable for Tuesday's game against the Knicks, Ryan Ward of LakersNation.com reports. Horton-Tucker logged 21 minutes in his return Sunday against the Suns, and while he's on the injury report again for Tuesday's clash, the expectation is that he'll be ready to take the floor.
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