Brunson scored 19 points (8-11 FG, 3-4 3Pt) while adding five rebounds, four assists and a block in 25 minutes off the bench during Friday's win over the Raptors.
The third-year guard put together his best scoring effort since dropping 20 points in back-to-back games in mid-April. Brunson has scored in double digits in six of the last eight contests, averaging 13.9 points, 4.1 assists, 2.6 boards and 1.6 threes over that stretch.
Brunson posted 15 points (6-11 FG, 3-6 3Pt), three rebounds, three assists and one steal in 25 minutes during Tuesday's 133-104 loss to the Grizzlies.
Brunson saw the most minutes off the bench (25) for the Mavericks during the blowout loss. He's played well lately, scoring double-digit points in five of the past six games.
Brunson tallied 15 points (6-10 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, two assists and one steal across 26 minutes in a win over Brooklyn on Thursday.
Brunson led all reserves in scoring in the contest, finishing in double digits for the third straight game. Over that span, he has averaged 17.0 points and 2.3 assists over 23 minutes per contest. Brunson's 52.2 percent field-goal rate overall this season is a career high.
Brunson accumulated 19 points (7-12 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT), two assists and one rebound in 18 minutes during Tuesday's 127-113 win over the Heat.
The 24-year-old continues to excel in limited minutes, scoring double digits in four out of his last five games. Brunson is averaging 18.0 points on 63.0 percent from the field in just 21.9 minutes over his past two games. Deep-league fantasy managers in desperate need of points could do worse than the third-year guard out of Villanova.
Brunson tallied 13 points (5-15 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds and four assists over 33 minutes in a 115-105 victory over Detroit on Thursday.
Brunson got the start with Luka Doncic (elbow) sitting out the contest. Brunson didn't shoot well from the field but contributed enough as a rebounder and distributor to help lead the Mavericks to a win. The third-year guard has had spurts of strong play over the season but came into the contest averaging only 7.8 points on 37.5 percent shooting over his previous four games.
Brunson will start Thursday's contest against the Pistons, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports.
With Luka Doncic (elbow) sidelined, Brunson will start at point guard. In his previous 11 starts this season, Brunson has averaged 16.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 33.2 minutes.
Brunson posted 20 points (8-12 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five assists and three rebounds in Wednesday's win over Detroit.
Brunson went through a mini slump last week, but he's now scored 20 points in each of the past two games while hitting a combined 16 of his last 22 attempts from the field. The former Villanova standout offers virtually no value on defense, but he's a solid all-around contributor elsewhere, and he's up to a career-high 52.9 percent from the field on the season.
Brunson closed with 20 points (8-10 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-4 FT), four rebounds, four assists and one steal in 31 minutes during Sunday's 121-107 loss to Sacramento.
The Kings basically took production wherever they could find it and this time around, Brunson came to the party. He has been able to carve out a consistent role this season, although the more productive outings tend to come when Luka Doncic is on the sidelines. This wasn't the case against the Kings as Doncic went off for a game-high 37 points. Brunson is fine to stream in but we certainly wouldn't be expecting nights like this all too often.
Brunson will come off the bench for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.
Brunson will return to his usual bench role Wednesday with Kristaps Porzingis reclaiming his spot in the starting lineup. The 24-year-old is averaging 12.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 25.6 minutes per game this season.
Brunson registered 15 points (7-14 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six rebounds, two assists and a steal over 31 minutes during Monday's loss to the 76ers.
With Kristaps Porzingis resting, Brunson made the most of his opportunity in the starting lineup finishing second in scoring behind Luka Doncic. His six boards were also good for second on the team. Brunson had been struggling, going a combined 5-of-23 from the field over his last two games prior to Monday.
Brunson will start Monday's game against the 76ers.
While the team is without Kristaps Porzingis (rest) for Monday's game, Brunson should be able to provide some extra offense in his starting role. Brunson hasn't started a game since March 27, when posted 24 points, four assists and two rebounds in a loss to New Orleans.
Brunson is averaging 9.0 points on 33.3 percent shooting from the field across 27.3 minutes per game over his last three contests.
Brunson continues to play big minutes regularly off the Mavericks' second unit, but the hot shooting he enjoyed of late is beginning to fade away. Regression was always going to be inevitable to some extent for Brunson, who had averaged 17.8 points (on 62.3 percent shooting from the field) during a five-game stretch from March 31 through April 7. Even so, the 24-year-old is still converting at an excellent 52.4 percent rate for the season, so there might be more reality to the stellar form he displayed in the first week of April rather than his most recent three contests.
Brunson logged 15 points (6-9 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds and five assists across 25 minutes Friday in a 99-86 win at New York.
Brunson has excelled during this road trip with averages of 17.3 points, 4.8 assists and 4.0 rebounds across four games. The road trip will culminate in Washington on Saturday. It gives those looking for fringe fantasy options a promising chance to take advantage of someone in blazing form.
Brunson posted 21 points (8-10 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five rebounds, three assists and one steal in Wednesday's win over the Celtics.
Brunson's production has been up and down since the All-Star break, but he's now scored in double figures in four of the last five games, including a pair of 20-plus-point efforts. If you catch him at the right time, the Villanova product can be a decent streaming option, but his workload tends to fluctuate based on matchups and game script.
Brunson notched 24 points (10-15 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-5 FT), four assists and two rebounds across 39 minutes in Saturday's loss against the Pelicans.
Brunson has started Dallas' last two games due to Luka Doncic's absences, and he has responded with back-to-back double-digit scoring efforts. Brunson has topped the 15-point mark in two of his last three appearances as well and while he'll move back to the bench sooner than later, he can still be a serviceable fantasy player in most formats due to his scoring ability.
Brunson had 10 points (5-13 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 0-2 FT), four rebounds and two assists across 34 minutes in Friday's loss against the Pacers.
Brunson had come off the bench in the past six games, but he returned to the starting lineup due to the absence of Luka Doncic (back). Brunson has now scored in double digits in two straight contests and seems to be trending in the right direction after a few below-par outings earlier this month, but his upside will be ultimately determined by Doncic's injury -- Brunson doesn't score enough and is not consistent enough to be a reliable fantasy contributor if he's not in the starting five on a regular basis.
Brunson is starting Friday's game against the Pacers.
Brunson had come off the bench in the past six games, but he'll return to the starting lineup Friday with Luka Doncic (back) sidelined. Brunson posted a double-double in Wednesday's win over Minnesota and should see considerable run once again Friday.
Brunson collected 16 points (7-12 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 11 rebounds, five assists and one steal in a 128-108 victory over the Timberwolves on Wednesday.
Brunson recorded a new season-high rebound total, which led to his first double-double of the season. The guard played 29 minutes after averaging just 16.6 minutes in his previous three games prior to Wednesday night. The Mavericks had a 15-point lead going into the fourth quarter, and they never looked back, which provided Brunson with some additional playing time. Even with this strong performance, Brunson isn't someone to target in fantasy leagues, as he has averaged just 8.4 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists over his last five games.
Brunson will come off the bench Saturday against the Nuggets.
The 24-year-old received a spot start Thursday and put up 26 points (9-15 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 6-10 FT), four rebounds, three assists and one steal in 36 minutes, but he'll shift back to the bench with Luka Doncic (ankle) rejoining the lineup. Brunson still figures to see plenty of action as a reserve for the Mavericks.
Brunson totaled just eight points (3-4 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three assists, two steals and one rebound in 20 minutes during Wednesday's 115-104 victory over San Antonio.
Brunson has been a sneaky addition to 12-team rosters over the past month but failed to continue his recent production. That said, it is only one game, and based on what we have seen lately, he is worth holding if you picked him up. If he is floating around on your waiver wire, you could do worse if you need assists with a smattering of across-the-board production.
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