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Rudy Gay played just 21 minutes but recorded 14 points (5-9 FG, 2-3 3PT, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, three assists, and three steals in Friday's 119-111 win over the Jazz.
Gay has looked good so far in the bubble, playing between 21 and 29 minutes in each of his five games and scoring 18.6 per game after averaging just 9.9 points per game during the regular season. After 14 seasons, it's safe to say that Gay was likely holding back in the regular season to save his legs for when it mattered.
Rudy Gay recorded 24 points (9-18 FG, 2-6 3PT, 4-6 FT), four rebounds, four assists, two blocks, and a steal over 26 relief minutes in Wednesday's 132-124 loss to the Nuggets.
Gay has scored exactly 24 points in back-to-back performances after only reaching the 20-point mark once this season, back on November 22nd. It's no surprise that veterans save some energy for the playoffs and Gay appears to have made that gear shift. At 33 years old, don't expect to see a change in how the Spurs utilize Gay. He'll continue playing a relief role for DeMar DeRozan but is showing his potential as a "playoff" scoring option.
Rudy Gay caught fire off the bench for the Spurs Monday, scoring 24 points (9-15 FG, 4-4 FT, 2-4 3PT) with four rebounds and two turnovers in 24 minutes in Monday's tough 132-130 loss to the Sixers.
The 16-year veteran has been tasked with taken on much of the scoring burden in the absence of LaMarcus Aldridge for this Spurs team. He's now averaging 19 points and 6.3 rebounds in 26 minutes per game in three games in Orlando. Gay and the Spurs take on Denver Wednesday in what should be another high-scoring affair.
Rudy Gay scored 19 points (8-15 FG, 3-5 3PT) with eight rebounds, one assist, one block, and just one turnover in 26 minutes off the bench in Friday's 129-120 win over the Kings.
Gay looked like his consistent self on Friday, leading the way for the Spurs' second-unit. With LaMarcus Aldridge sidelined for the remainder of the season, Gay will be asked to shoulder more of the load offensively for San Antonio. Look for more performances like this one down the stretch from Gay as the Spurs look to sneak into the playoffs.
Gay is getting reps at center due to the huge hole left by LaMarcus Aldridge’s shoulder surgery.
Even though he does not prefer to play center, Gay will play the five if he has too. He’s already played some center earlier in the season. It’s possible that if Gay plays enough at the center position it might open up center eligibility for the small forward. The veteran has averaged 10 points and 5.4 rebounds in 21.5 minutes per game this season. Once play resumes monitor to see if his minutes increase because then he might be a bargain play in DFS.