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Michael Porter Jr. finally breaks out in the bubble

Mizzou Links for Monday, August 4

MPJ has a career night, drops 37 and 12 against the Thunder

Lately, former Tiger Michael Porter Jr. has been in the news for things... well, things not related to basketball. It was the latest in a series of tough looks for MPJ, who has struggled to find a lot of consistency in his rookie season, even as his highs have been much higher than his lows have been low. He’s been a valuable role player for the Nuggets, if not quite the star we might have envisioned when he was tearing up the high school circuit years ago.

However, Porter may have flipped a switch in the bubble. Against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday afternoon, Porter exploded, dropping 37 points and 12 rebounds on 75 percent shooting from the field, including a 4-6 line from deep.

House of Highlights put up a compilation highlight reel of Porter’s big night.

After the game, Porter was asked about what helped fuel his big night and he gave the credit to his teammates.

Kevin O’Connor from The Ringer also liked his non-scoring contributions, specifically highlighting his off-ball game.

Playing on a loaded team like the Nuggets could be a boon to Porter this early in his career, especially as teams continue to focus on Jokic, Millsap and Jamal Murray (when he’s playing again).

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