After being much maligned on here recently (ok, by me), it was nice to see Brandon Bass have a nice night.
Brandon Bass was up and down in his return to the starting lineup on Friday, committing some careless turnovers. But he was far more good than bad on Saturday (even if he still missed a couple defensive rotations). Bass had maybe the defensive play of the night when he stepped up on a driving Smith and delivered an emphatic second-quarter swat. Bass scored 10 points on ultra-efficient 5-of-6 shooting with four rebounds, three steals and two assists over 35:41. Maybe the most noteworthy number on his stat line: Bass was a team-best plus-14 in plus/minus.