Los Angeles Lakers’ Gabe Vincent Reflects on First Game Back After Injury

During a thrilling 116-104 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, Gabe Vincent, the long-recovering reserve point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, made his highly anticipated return to the court.

In a brief appearance lasting only 14 minutes, Vincent managed to score two points, shooting 1-of-4 from the field. Additionally, he contributed with a steal, one rebound, and one assist.

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Los Angeles Lakers

Following the game, Vincent shared his thoughts on his role in the team’s triumph with Dan Woike of The Los Angeles Times.

“I wouldn’t have stepped onto the court if I didn’t believe I could contribute to the team’s success,” Vincent stated before the game. “Regardless of the role or playing time, it’s not my decision to make.”

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Regarding his strategy during the game, Vincent mentioned, “I focused on filling in the gaps. I aimed to compete defensively on the perimeter whenever possible and to fight for rebounds. If not, I tried to clear the path for my teammates. It’s all about doing the little things.”

Vincent has only played in six games since signing a three-year, $33 million contract with the Lakers over the summer.

Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers

He was primarily brought in to fill the void left by Dennis Schröder, who departed the team. However, due to his absence, Spencer Dinwiddie, formerly of the Nets, has been seeing more playing time under head coach Darvin Ham. Dinwiddie played for 21 minutes during Sunday’s game but failed to score any points.

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