F - LAC
Montrezl Harrell played 25 minutes off the bench, scoring 20 points (7-10 FG, 6-9 FT) with three rebounds and one turnover as the Clippers fall to the Nuggets in Game 7, 104-89.
His 25 minutes were the most he's seen all series against Denver. They came at the expense of Ivica Zubac, who saw just 14 minutes after averaging 30 minutes per game in his previous three games. The switch was interesting, but Doc Rivers was just trying to get some more offense on the floor. Harrell provided just that, but it wasn't enough to overcome the shooting woes of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, who combined to shoot just 25 percent from the field in Game 7. The Clippers' season has come to a close as they could not put the Nuggets away after taking a commanding 3-1 series lead.
Montrezl Harrell registered six points (3-7 FG, 0-1 FT), three rebounds, and one block in Friday's Game 5 loss to the Nuggets.
Harrell hasn't been the same since his return. He averaged 9.0 points in the quarterfinals and is posting just 11.4 in the semis after an 18.6-point regular season. Having his minutes cut over the last three games makes him an easy fade in DFS.
Montrezl Harrell logged 18 minutes, 15 points (6-10 FG, 0-2 3PT, 3-5 FT), and two rebounds in Wednesday's 96-85 win over the Nuggets
Harrell logged the second-most points for the Clippers in Wednesday's dogfight. Kawhi Leonard controlled the tempo on offense but Harrell had a handful of demoralizing dunks to keep the Clippers ahead. Harrell is still shaking the rust off from his long absence, as he's only hit his season point average once in 10 playoff matchups.
Los Angeles Clippers F/C Montrezl Harrell has won the 2019-2020 NBA Sixth Man of the Year award.
The five-year veteran from Louisville picks up his first piece of NBA hardware as he earned the Sixth Man of the Year award after averaging career-highs in points (18.6) and rebounds (7.1) while adding 1.7 assists, and shooting 58% from the field in 63 games this season. Harrell's impact was felt, and he'll look to continue his dominance of the bench for the Clippers who are up 1-0 on the Nuggets in the Western Conference semi-finals.
Montrezl Harrell recorded 13 points (4-5 FG, 5-8 FT), two rebounds, and a block in Friday's Game 3 win over the Mavericks.
Harrell got his first taste of the NBA bubble in Game 1 and has only averaged 18.3 minutes through the three playoffs games, coming off the bench in each outing. His 9.7 points and 2.0 rebounds per game are way below his season averages. Doc Rivers said that he's struggling to find a rhythm and is out of shape. While it might be a bit late in the season for conditioning, the Clippers would like to get the old Harrell back sooner rather than later.