Sasha’s Surge

Sasha Vujacic has reached double figures in scoring in consecutive games for the first time this season. He followed up his 14-point, 19-minute effort with a 19-point, 20-minute effort against the Bulls. The Chicago game was even more impressive, since all of his points against the Clippers came in the fourth quarter of a blowout.

Has Sasha turned the corner, or is this a fluke? He’s known for having a brilliant game here and there, and then receding back to the end of the bench. Defense is always going to be an issue that holds him back, at least in the eyes of coach Phil Jackson. Here’s what Vujacic had to say after last night’s game:

“(Jackson) showed me he has confidence in me. That was the key thing for me. I’m having fun, playing basketball the way I used to play. I’m enjoying it.”