The struggling Grizzlies decided to put veteran Vince Carter in the starting lineup for the first time this season and were rewarded with a perfect performance — a career-high 24 points on 8-of-8 shooting, including 6-for-6 from beyond the arc.
”Hey, better late than never,” Carter said after the win. ”I didn’t realize it until [Chandler Parsons] said something to me. I’d rather not know. Just let me play.”
Khris Middleton made his eighth start of the season, but struggled to 11 points on 25 percent shooting. It was Milwaukee’s first loss this season with Middleton in the starting lineup.