Dyson Daniels has been no stranger to big defensive assignments in his rookie season –having been assigned to the likes of LeBron James and Luka Doncic.
And on Saturday (all times AEDT), the Aussie was tasked with manning another superstar in a matchup with Devin Booker in the New Orleans Pelicans’ 128-117 win over the Phoenix Suns in a battle between the two top seeds in the Western Conference.
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It’s yet another matchup he was up for.
Daniels, getting another start in the clash, earned praise for thwarting Booker, who finished with 14 points on a 5-of-17 shooting effort in 36 minutes – well down on his normal scoring output of averaging 27.9 per game.
The Aussie had four points himself with four…