Gordon Hayward's smile after his steal-and-score means he's back
Too bad @gordonhayward got injured (hopefully it's a minor injury), because he was ROLLING during the first half of last night's game against Hornets.— Tomek Kordylewski (@Timi_093) October 7, 2019
He got his bounce back again! Highlights: pic.twitter.com/SMSvxJZLie
His production was Gordon-like - diverse as always. Points, rebounds, assists, steals. The normal stuff. But what was noteworthy was that he attacked the paint - took contact - and did so without hesitation or apparent fear.
Hayward is never the biggest or most-athletic guy on the court, but he often seems to be the most clever and most versatile. Many NBA players, if their shot isn't falling, lose their value quickly. Not so guys like Gordon. If the ball isn't finding the net, he goes to the boards or to his passing game. It is great to see him back with that bounce we remember from his Utah days. And his smile following the steal and score was heart-warming.
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