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Evans’ shooting struggled coming off injury

Posted by rc360 on April 9, 2010

After missing five games because of a concussion sustained March 19 against the Milwaukee Bucks, Tyreke Evans returned to the Sacramento Kings’ starting lineup.

The rookie guard has averaged 14.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 9.7 assists and 1.7 steals per game in his three games since returning.  His scoring has taken a hit this week with his fifth single-digit scoring night of his rookie season on Saturday.

On March 30 against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Evans had 17 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and four steals in the Kings’ 102-95 loss.  Although the numbers say that he had a productive night, Evans had four of his seven turnovers and 13 of his 17 points were scored in the fourth quarter making all five of his shots.

He made only one of his eight shots through the first three quarters.

The next night in Minneapolis, the Kings lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves, a team that had lost 17 games in a row.  Evans posted 20 points, seven rebounds, 13 assists and three steals in the game, but shot 36.8 percent from the floor.

Evans’ shooting woes continued on Saturday when long-armed Nicolas Batum guarded him when the Portland Trail Blazers came to Sacramento.  Evans only had six points, five rebounds and six assists in the 98-87 loss to the Blazers, making only two of his 12 shots of the night.

He was held out for much of the fourth quarter when the team made a run to keep the game close.

“That’s not a Tyreke Evans kind of game,” Kings Head Coach Paul Westphal said. “I would have liked to seen him get a few more foul shots.  It’s not like he wasn’t driving, but that’s the way this league is sometimes.”

For the week, Evans shot less than 41 percent from the field.  For his first season in the NBA, he’s averaging 45.6 percent from the field.

Evans was off pace, by a very slim margin, to average 20 points, five rebounds and five assists for his rookie season.  With five games left, he needed 101 points and 10 rebounds to achieve that goal.  He’s already guaranteed five rebounds and five assists per game for the season.

He would have to score 20.2 points per game over the next five games to average exactly 20 points in the season.

Click here to read the story on Sacramento Press.

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