Lakers’ swingman Lou Williams has put up 137 points off the bench over the Lakers’ last four games, setting an NBA record in the process.
Williams’ hot streak began against the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday, December 3, when he scored 40 in a 103-100 loss.
He followed with a 38-point performance in a 107-101 loss versus the Utah Jazz on Monday, which made him the first Lakers’ player since Kobe Bryant in 2013 to record back-to-back 38-point games.
24 points came in the Lakers’ embarrassing 134-95 smackdown courtesy of the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.
The final 35 points of Williams’ historic streak were poured in yesterday against the Phoenix Suns in a 119-115 home loss in which a late Lakers comeback fell short.
It has been great to see Williams ball out for a depleted Lakers team that is missing D’Angelo Russell, Jose Calderon and Nick Young to injuries.
Unfortunately, the Lakers lost each of those four games and would love to see their team get healthy and get back in the win column right away.
Keep an eye on Williams who currently leads all bench players in points per game (19.3, ESPN) as he is the early season favorite for the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award.