O'Neale notched 18 points (8-13 FG, 2-4 3Pt), five rebounds, and two assists in 33 minutes during Wednesday's 100-93 Game 5 loss to the Rockets.
O'Neale continued to play solid defense on Houston's James Harden while sinking at least two threes and reaching double figures in scoring for the third time in the last four games. The 25-year-old forward blossomed into one of the team's most capable two-way wings this season, and he's fairly likely to carve out an even more demanding role come 2019-20.
O'Neale tallied 11 points (3-9 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 11 rebounds, one assist, and one block in 33 minutes during Monday's 107-91 victory over Houston.
O'Neale was certainly impactful off the bench Monday, coming away with a double-double in the Game 4 victory. He has put together a decent run of performances across the playoffs but is far from a must-roster player if you are still involved in a playoff fantasy league.
O'Neale poured in 17 points (7-10 FG, 3-6 3Pt) and added four assists, two rebounds and one steal across 27 minutes during the Jazz's 118-98 loss to the Rockets in Game 2 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series Wednesday.
O'Neale was a surprising source of offense off the bench, flashing a hot hand from all over the floor. Coach Quin Snyder opted to give O'Neale extended run in a quest to find some much-needed scoring punch, and the second-year wing delivered in fine fashion. However, it bears noting the 25-year-old only logged 15 minutes during Game 1, so his playing time will likely remain difficult to trust from game to game during the series.
O'Neale will get the start for Wednesday's game against Phoenix, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.
O'Neale will start in place of Ricky Rubio, who's out with a tight right hamstring. So far this season, O'Neale's parlayed 12 previous starts into averages of 9.5 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 31.9 minutes.
O'Neale racked up 17 points (6-13 FG, 5-10 3Pt), eight rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 40 minutes during Monday's 98-89 loss to the Thunder.
O'Neale earned a team high minute total and matched career highs in made threes and minutes. The continued absence of Ricky Rubio (hip), who missed his second straight game, has resulted in O'Neale stepping into the starting lineup for these last two tilts, and he reached double figures in scoring in both. Rubio was reportedly able to go through parts of Sunday's practice, so he could be close to rejoining the rotation. However, O'Neale's ability to defend and sink threes has helped him earn the trust of coach Quin Snyder, so anytime Rubio is sidelined O'Neale should be expected to collect the extra playing time.
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