RJ Barrett After Career-High 32 Points: ‘Just Trying To Be More Consistent’

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RJ Barrett said he was focused on consistency after scoring a career-high 32 points in a 119-97 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Barrett also shot 12-of-21 from the field, along with grabbing five rebounds.

“Honestly, [I’m] just trying to be more consistent, really. Just trying to be more consistent and do whatever the team needs me to do every night. Just trying to pride myself on being a guy that the team can count on. … Just trying to do all the little things,” said Barrett after the game.

It was Barrett’s third consecutive game of scoring more than 20 points.

Tom Thibodeau credited the extra work Barrett has been putting in for his improvement.

“The extra work that he’s been putting in for quite a while now, it carried over the break for him. He did a great job over the All-Star break, getting away but he worked on his game every day, and I think his confidence has come from his preparation.

“He’s shooting the ball really well, he’s getting downhill, he’s finishing well. He made a great play, a great rim read on a spray out to Julius in the corner. So, he’s reading the game really well.”