Horton-Tucker had 17 points (7-8 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five rebounds, four steals and three assists in a 120-102 win Sunday against the Rockets.
Horton-Tucker was not the Lakers bench's main shooter Sunday night but made up for it with great efficiency similar to what he produced this preseason. He also served as a pest on defense, stifling Houston's perimeter shooters when they were most vulnerable. The tallies for both categories marked his career highs in both assists and steals.
Horton-Tucker has been a part of the Lakers' regular rotation to begin the season.
After a stellar preseason showing, we knew it would be difficult for Frank Vogel to keep the second-year wing out of the rotation. Through six games, he's managed to find 14.5 minutes per contest for the Iowa State product, who played a season-high 24 minutes in Sunday night's win in Memphis. Horton-Tucker isn't on the fantasy radar just yet, but he's a name to monitor in DFS contests on nights when LeBron James -- or other Lakers regulars -- sit out. Thinking longer term, Horton-Tucker is an appealing hold in dynasty formats.
Horton-Tucker scored 12 points (5-8 FG, 2-2 3Pt) over 24 minutes in the victory versus the Suns on Friday.
Horton-Tucker was the story of the preseason for Los Angeles, averaging 20.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.3 steals while posting efficient numbers from the field (54.7 percent), three-point line (53.8 percent) and charity stripe (89.5 percent) over four contests. While he's unlikely to approach those numbers while reverting to a less prominent role during the regular season, the sophomore has at least shown that he's worth consideration for increased playing time even on a team loaded with talent.
Horton-Tucker recorded 18 points (7-11 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block during Wednesday's win at Phoenix.
The sophomore was pivotal yet again to help Los Angeles earn its third consecutive preseason victory. Horton-Tucker has shined in the exhibition season, averaging 23.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.7 steals through three games. With the Lakers fielding closer to their full rotation Wednesday, Horton-Tucker saw a slightly lower workload (24 minutes) than in the previous two contests.
Horton-Tucker finished with 33 points (11-17 FG, 4-5 3PT, 7-9 FT) 10 rebounds, four steals and four assists in Sunday's preseason win over the Clippers.
After going for 19 points, nine boards, four assists and three steals in Friday's exhibition opener, Horton-Tucker followed up with an even better showing Sunday night. The second-year Iowa State product rarely saw the floor as a rookie, but he made a few cameos during the Orlando bubble and has drawn rave reviews from teammates. On a deep and talented Lakers' roster, the 20-year-old will have trouble carving out a role, but if he continues to display this level of two-way ability, it'll be difficult for Frank Vogel to justify keeping him out of the rotation.
Horton-Tucker finished with 19 points (6-17 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 6-6 FT), nine rebounds, four assists and three steals across 37 minutes during Friday's 87-81 win over the Clippers.
Horton-Tucker was one of three Lakers that surpassed the 30-minute mark in this game -- with Montrezl Harrell and Kyle Kuzma being the others -- and undoubtedly made an impact, pacing the team in scoring and finishing just one rebound shy off a double-double. He's not expected to post anything close to these numbers once the regular season begins, but a strong showing in preseason might help Horton-Tucker in securing a role off the bench once the 2020-21 campaign begins.
Horton-Tucker had 14 points (6-15 FG, 2-5 3Pt) and four rebounds in Thursday's loss to the Kings.
In the starting with a few regulars resting, the rookie played a team-high 34 minutes. Horton-Tucker was a non-factor for virtually the entire regular season, but he may be lined up for a small role in the rotation to begin the playoffs.
Horton-Tucker will start Thursday's game against the Kings, Dave McMenamin of ESPN reports.
The Lakers will rest or limit a number of their regulars in the seeding-game finale, so Horton-Tucker will have an opportunity to start on the wing. The rookie has worked his way into the rotation of late, averaging 13.7 minutes off the bench over his last three contests.
Horton-Tucker scored 27 points (11-18 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 0-1 FT) to go with five rebounds and a steal during Wednesday's win against Texas.
Horton-Tucker powered the Lakers to their third straight and largest win of the season by pouring in a team-high 27 points. The rookie scored 10 points in the third quarter alone, capping off yet another stellar performance.
Horton-Tucker tallied 37 points (13-27 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 4-5 FT), nine rebounds, six assists and four steals during Friday's loss to Memphis.
Horton-Tucker fell just short of a double-double, pacing the Lakers with a career-best 37 points while sinking a season-high 13 field goals for the second consecutive game. The rookie is averaging 17.7 points and 6.4 rebounds in the G League this season.
Horton-Tucker posted 31 points (13-23 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 3-3 FT), seven rebounds, four assists and four steals during Tuesday's loss to Oklahoma City.
Horton-Tucker paced South Bay with 31 points as the Lakers dropped their sixth straight. The rookie sank a season-high 13 field goals along with a season-high tying four steals in the effort.
Horton-Tucker scored 20 points (10-25 FG, 0-6 3Pt) to go with 10 rebounds, five assists and a pair of steals during Saturday's loss to Rio Grande Valley.
The 19-year-old fought to secure his third double-double of the season, extending his double-figure scoring streak to five. His recent success on the court led him to see a team-high 38 minutes of action against the Vipers. His G League season averages are up to 16.2 points and six rebounds per game.
Horton-Tucker logged 23 points (8-17 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 3-4 FT), nine rebounds, four assists and a pair of steals during Wednesday's loss to Iowa.
Horton-Tucker came out hot for South Bay once again, but unfortunately the Lakers dropped their third straight. The rookie has now reached double figures in scoring on 14 occasions this season, bringing his season average to 16 points per game.
Horton-Tucker tallied 16 points (7-13 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three assists, three steals and a rebound during Saturday's loss to the Legends.
Despite causing five turnovers, Horton-Tucker turned up the heat once again for South Bay. The 19-year-old rookie, who has seen just five minutes of NBA action this season, has been lighting up the G League as of late. Over the last three games, Horton-Tucker has registered 71 points while shooting 27-for-51 (52.9 percent) from the field and 10-for-25 (40 percent) from beyond the arc.
Horton-Tucker was recalled by the Lakers on Monday.
Horton-Tucker will be available for Tuesday's matchup with the Knicks, though he hasn't seen much NBA action this year. He's logged just five minutes all season.
Horton-Tucker scored 20 points (8-16 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 0-1 FT), four rebounds, four assists, a pair of blocks and two steals during Thursday's loss to Sioux Falls.
Horton-Tucker stayed hot with a team-high tying 20 points, but unfortunately, South Bay still came up short. The 19-year-old rookie is averaging 15.6 points and 5.9 rebounds this season.
Horton-Tucker posted 35 points (12-22 FG, 5-12 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 10 assists, six rebounds, two steals and a block during Tuesday's win over Texas.
It was a career-night in both points (35) and assists (10) for the 19-year-old, who led South Bay to its best offensive game of the year. The double-double was his second of the season.
Horton-Tucker tallied 33 points (12-24 FG, 5-11 3Pt, 2-4 FT), nine assists, seven rebounds and four steals in 34 minutes Tuesday for the G League's South Bay Lakers in the club's 142-134 loss to the Stockton Kings.
Since Horton-Tucker hasn't been able to find a spot in the NBA rotation this season, he'll likely continue to see his most extensive run at South Bay this season. The rookie second-round pick has only hit 35.8 percent of his attempts from the field and 27.3 percent from three-point range through his first 13 games in the G League, but he looks like he's beginning to hit his stride offensively. Over the past two games, Horton-Tucker has poured in 52 points on 20-for-42 (47.6 percent) shooting from the field and 6-for-15 (40 percent) shooting from distance.
Horton-Tucker posted 19 points (8-18 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT), seven assists, five rebounds, two blocks and a steal during Sunday's loss to Stockton.
The 19-year-old reached double-digit points for the third consecutive game while tallying a season-high seven assists. Horton-Tucker is averaging 12.3 points and 4.7 rebounds per game with South Bay.
Horton-Tucker played two minutes Sunday in the Lakers' 142-125 win over the Timberwolves, finishing with zero points (0-1 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and one assist.
The rookie second-round pick was summoned from the bench in garbage time to make his NBA debut. The Lakers were without Rajon Rondo (hamstring) and Avery Bradley (lower leg) for the game, so once either player is cleared to suit up again, Horton-Tucker will be a prime candidate to return to the team's inactive list.
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