Former Kentucky shooting guard Doron Lamb was due for a breakout performance in the NBA. Lamb was a key contributor to Kentucky’s 2012 championship run, including leading the ‘Cats in scoring in the title game. The NBA has not been kind to Lamb, and he’s had to earn every step of the way. After being traded from the Bucks to the Magic, Lamb has only averaged 9 minutes a game. At Kentucky, he was on the floor for an average of 31 minutes per game.
On Wednesday night, Lamb finally had the game he was wishing for all season long. Along with getting the 113-103 OT win versus the team that drafted him, Lamb scored 16 points and hit 4 of 6 from deep. The 16 points doubles his NBA career-high. After playing what was called “energetic” defense against Chicago’s Nate Robinson, Lamb earned the extra playing time and made the most of it with his breakout performance.
Here’s what Lamb said to the media after his game:
“It’s been tough, but I just kept working hard from Day O...