Daily News: Rookie guard Javaris Crittenton showed what his game is all about Friday night against the Philadelphia 76ers.
He has spent most of this season on the Lakers’ bench, but he got an opportunity to play extended minutes during a 31-point victory over the 76ers. He scored a career-high 19 points in a personal-best 24 minutes.
Crittenton is averaging 3.6points in 13 games – modest numbers, to be sure.
“It’s kind of tough,” said Crittenton, who was a first- round draft pick from Georgia Tech last June. “I’ve had my struggles this season. Every opportunity I get I’m going to give it my all and, hopefully, I will have more opportunities.”
Crittenton has been caught in a numbers’ crunch at point guard this season. Derek Fisher has given the Lakers a much-needed guiding hand as their starter. Jordan Farmar has provided them with energy and a deft shooting touch as Fisher’s backup.