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Ty Lawson has a strong debut for the Wizards despite bad Game 2 loss

Let’s hope that we see more of this in the Wizards’ next game.

Ty Lawson did not play a single minute in the NBA’s 2017-18 regular season because he spent his winter for the CBA’s Shandong Golden Stars where they made the semifinals.

Lawson was averaging 25.5 points and 6.5 assists a game in the CBA and was shooting over 40 percent from three, though it was from the FIBA and WNBA length. Since he was coming off postseason experience in China, Lawson wasted no time remaining in “postseason mode” when he made his Wizards debut in Game 2 of their playoff series against the Raptors.

Though the Wizards lost, 130-119, Lawson scored 14 points and dished 8 assists. He was a noticeable bright spot in an otherwise bad game. You can watch the highlights above.

What I was most happy with last night was that Lawson showed efficiency from the three point line. In fact, he made four of five attempts on Tuesday:

Unfortunately, Lawson didn’t make any other shots from the field, but this was otherwise a great effort. In addition to his three point shooting, Lawson also made an impact with the assists, finding teammates with more ease that I expected.

This is a one game sample of course, but I hope to see more performances like this from Lawson in Game 3 this Friday.