Austin Rivers went off against the team that traded him at the deadline on Wednesday, tallying 25 points, three rebounds, three assists, six triples, three steals and one turnover in 28 minutes off the bench.
Rivers got his points efficiently, finishing 7-of-13 from the floor and 5-of-6 at the line, and he's going to have increased opportunity in Denver while P.J. Dozier (groin) and Monte Morris (hamstring) are watching from the sidelines alongside Jamal Murray (knee). Michael Porter Jr. confirmed after the game that this was indeed a revenge game, saying, "He’s talked to me extensively how difficult it was for him in New York. So he told me coming into tonight how aggressive he was going to be and he was trying to get those dudes back." He got his revenge tonight, but we still wouldn't trust him to be consistent, particularly with Denver's next two matchups coming against Utah and Brooklyn. May 06 12:41 am (EST)
- Austin Rivers came off the bench to hit 1-of-3 shots for three points, three rebounds, six assists and a steal in 33 minutes off the bench in Monday's loss.
- According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Nuggets plan to sign Austin Rivers to a contract that runs through the remainder of this season.
- Austin Rivers made his Nuggets debut on Wednesday and hit 1-of-2 shots, a 3-pointer and 2-of-2 free throws for five points in 13 minutes off the bench. All Austin Rivers News
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