By Johnny Askounis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Pouring 29 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers routed the Los Angeles Clippers, Cedi Osman matched his best scoring outing in the NBA and also his overall career-high counting experience at the club level in Europe.
“Even if I shot from halfcourt, I felt it would just go in,” he noted during the postgame press conference.
“Big props to my teammates because they were finding me every time,” he spread his praise following a team effort of 35 assists against the Clippers at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in the latest edition of NBA Sundays.
“It feels great. Obviously, the confidence goes up. What I was very happy about, everybody was really cheering for me. They were supporting me no matter what. After every three, our bench was up. That’s something that I can’t take for granted,” added the Turkish small forward, “That’s why I really appreciate it.”
Osman, 27, made all his seven shots from beyond the arc and ended up with 11/13 field goals, including an easy layup ultimately preventing him from accessing a new personal best for points in a single game. However, he did not aggressively seek the new record late in the fourth quarter.
“At the end of the game, it was a 30-point game with a couple of seconds left, I didn’t see any reason just to go in and score two points. I felt it would be disrespectful towards the Clippers,” he commented.
Cedi Osman’s postgame press conference
Moving through his sixth NBA season and settling in his reserve role at Cleveland, Osman has tallied 9.3 points per game behind 47.6% from the field to go with 2.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest.
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