Horton-Tucker mustered 11 points (4-9 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 11 rebounds and an assist across 16 minutes off the bench in Tuesday's loss to the Suns.
Horton-Tucker might have logged just 16 minutes off the bench, but he made the most of his opportunity -- especially after he had logged a combined 13 minutes so far in the playoffs while being absent in both Game 3 and Game 4. The former Iowa State standout shouldn't see heavy minutes given what's at stake for the Lakers in Game 6 on Thursday.
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.
Horton-Tucker (calf) returned from a two-game absence in Sunday's 123-110 win over the Suns, finishing with seven points (3-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt), three assists, two rebounds and one steal in 21 minutes.
Even though plenty of minutes were up for grabs at guard and forward with LeBron James (ankle), Kyle Kuzma (back) and Dennis Schroder (COVID-19 health and safety protocols) sidelined, Horton-Tucker wasn't able to do much with his extra opportunities in his return. James and Kuzma could both be back in action Tuesday against the Knicks, in which case Horton-Tucker's playing time may plunge below the 20-minute mark.
Horton-Tucker (calf) is active for Sunday's game against Phoenix, Ryan Ward of LakersNation.com reports.
Horton-Tucker was a game-time call Sunday after he missed the last two games due to a strained calf. Across his last five appearances, Horton-Tucker has averaged 8.0 points and 3.6 assists in 18.4 minutes per game.
Horton-Tucker (calf) will be a game-time call for Sunday's matchup against the Suns, Ryan Ward of Lakers Nation reports.
A strained calf has sidelined the second-year guard for the last two games, but there's hope that he'll gain clearance to return to action with the Lakers in desperate need of a victory. Horton-Tucker has been mostly underwhelming since LeBron James (ankle) went down, though he is shooting 54.9 percent from the floor over his last 10 appearances.
Horton-Tucker (calf) is questionable for Sunday's contest against the Suns, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports.
A strained right calf has kept Horton-Tucker out over the past two games. Kyle Kuzma (lower back) is doubtful for Sunday's game, so if Horton-Tucker can play, he could see an expanded role.
Horton-Tucker (calf) is out for Thursday's game against the Clippers.
Horton-Tucker's calf injury will indeed force him to sit out Thursday's game, and Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports that he'll likewise be unavailable for Friday's contest against Portland. With LeBron James (ankle) also sidelined at least Thursday and Friday, the Lakers will be seriously short handed.
Horton-Tucker is questionable for Thursday's contest against the Clippers due to a right calf strain, Ryan Ward of LakersNation.com reports.
With LeBron James (ankle) already ruled out, the Lakers would be especially shorthanded at forward if Horton-Tucker also sits. In that case, Ben McLemore could be in line for extra minutes.
Horton -Tucker produced 24 points (8-13 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 5-7 FT), four rebounds, two assists and two steals across 28 minutes in Monday's 111-97 loss to the Jazz.
Horton has been the first man off the bench frequently over the past few weeks and is usually a direct replacement for Kyle Kuzma. Amid the absences of Anthony Davis and LeBron James, the team actually looks quite efficient in the rare moments where Horton-Tucker and Kuzma share the court. The predominant setup is a timeshare at small forward, however, Horton-Tucker often closes out lopsided games at the position.
Horton-Tucker notched 19 points (7-15 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 5-5 FT), seven assists, six rebounds and three steals across 27 minutes in Thursday's loss against the Celtics.
Horton-Tucker has earned a steady role off the bench for the Lakers and has scored in double digits in six of his last seven appearances (two starts) while also excelling as a passer, notching five or more assists three times over that span. He is averaging 13.9 points, 4.4 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game during that seven-game stretch and could be a decent streaming option in most formats, especially while LeBron James (ankle) remains out.
Horton-Tucker tallied 19 points (7-15 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 5-5 FT), seven assists, six rebounds and three steals across 27 minutes in a loss to Boston on Thursday.
The injury-ravaged Lakers needed a boost after falling to a 27-point fourth-quarter deficit, and Horton-Tucker came to the rescue, leading the team on a 24-2 run to nearly pull off a stunning comeback. Despite his team falling short, Horton-Tucker made a big impact in the box score, leading the Lakers with 19 points and contributing as a rebounder, passer and defender as well. The sophomore's performance can be hard to predict due to fluctuating minutes and inconsistency, but Horton-Tucker has begun to find a groove over his past seven games, averaging 13.9 points, 4.4 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 2.1 steals over that stretch.
Horton-Tucker totaled six points (2-8 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four assists, one rebound and one steal in a 101-93 victory over the Hornets on Tuesday.
With Markieff Morris (ankle) out of the lineup, Horton-Tucker got the start and continued his solid play as a distributor on offense. The forward has averaged 5.8 assists per game across his last four contests, which is good for second on the team over that span. Horton-Tucker has also been solid on the defensive end of the floor, recording a steal in each of his last six games.
Horton-Tucker will start Tuesday's game against the Hornets, Mike Trudell of Spectrum SportsNet reports.
With Markieff Morris (ankle) ruled out, Horton-Tucker will move back into the lineup for his second start in the last three games. He finished Saturday's win over Brooklyn with 14 points, 11 assists and three steals before posting 10 points, three rebounds and two assists in Monday's loss to the Knicks.
Horton-Tucker scored 10 points (4-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT) to go along with three rebounds, two assists and one steal across 22 minutes in Monday's loss to the Knicks.
As expected, Horton-Tucker lost playing time as Kyle Kuzma (calf) returned to the lineup after a two-game absence. Even so, he managed to score in double-digits for the fifth consecutive contest. In that same span, he's also chipped in an average of 4.0 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 2.2 steals across 26.0 minutes.
Horton-Tucker produced 14 points (4-16 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 4-5 FT), 11 assists, three rebounds and three steals across 34 minutes in Saturday's 126-101 win over the Nets.
Horton-Tucker returned from a one-game suspension and made a significant contribution in the lopsided win. The versatile hybrid guard absorbed a lot of Kyle Kuzma's (calf) output, and while he didn't shoot the ball well, he posted his first double-double since March 15. Horton-Tucker has been inconsistent since the Lakers lost LeBron James (ankle), but he's up to 15.5 points, 4.5 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game over his last four appearances.
Horton-Tucker will start in Saturday's game against the Nets, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports.
Coming off a one-game suspension for his role in an altercation with the Raptors earlier this week, Horton-Tucker will make his second start of the season Saturday. With Kyle Kuzma (calf) and Wesley Matthews (Achilles) ruled out, Horton-Tucker should have an opportunity for extra minutes against the Nets. He's averaging 8.4 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 19.0 minutes per game this season.
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