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Devonte’ Graham tops ratings vs. Texas with terrific first half

Kansas guard Devonte' Graham (4) raises up the Fieldhouse as Texas guard Kerwin Roach Jr. (12) brings up the ball during the first half, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017.

Kansas guard Devonte' Graham (4) raises up the Fieldhouse as Texas guard Kerwin Roach Jr. (12) brings up the ball during the first half, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. by Nick Krug

1 - Devonte’ Graham: Played so aggressively, yet so under control, in a remarkably efficient first half in which he made 5 of 7 shots, 3 of 5 3’s, scored 15 points, dished three assists without a turnover and contributed two steals. Moved over and let Frank Mason take over in second half. Graham didn’t score in the second half until drilling a 3 with 1:07 left to put the Longhorns down by 12 points and out of reach. Finished with game-high 18 points, five assists, five rebounds, no turnovers and three steals. Made 4 of 8 3-pointers.

2 - Frank Mason: Scored 12 of his 17 points in the second half and finished with seven assists and just one turnover. Made 2 of 4 3-pointers.

3 - Josh Jackson: Stole an interior pass on UT’s first possession and had three more steals, which partially offset a six-turnover day. Texas dared him to shoot 3’s and he did so with success, making 2 of 5 during a 15-point, five-rebound day.

4 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Made a couple of big 3’s and finished well with left hand, but had a bit of a sloppy afternoon. Totaled 12 points, four rebounds and three steals and turned it over three times.

5 - Landen Lucas: If it were a day off he would have stayed in bed because he was too sick to do anything else. Still, he laced them up, played 31 minutes and used his ability to gain position to grab 14 rebounds and block two shots. Missed all four shots from the field and scored two points.

6 - Carlton Bragg: Missed a couple of easy shots at the bucket, including one in which he went to the line and made both free throws. Contributed eight points and two offensive boards in 15 minutes, but also turned it over twice and didn’t have a defensive rebound. Again, 15 minutes without a single defensive rebound. Not good.

7 - Mitch Lightfoot: Coach Bill Self called his tip-in the best Kansas has had all season. Lightfoot also picked up a defensive rebound during his four minutes on the floor.

8 - Lagerald Vick: Remains a defensive liability because he hasn’t yet figured out how to provide help defensively in a way that enables him to recover to his man in time to prevent him from shooting 3’s. Totaled five points, three rebounds and two turnovers in in 18 minutes.

SEASON STANDINGS

1- Frank Mason - 173

2 - Devonte’ Graham - 156 (moves up)

3 - Josh Jackson - 154 (moves down)

4 - Svi Mykhailiuk - 119

5 - Landen Lucas - 110

6 - Lagerald Vick - 103

7 - Carlton Bragg - 93

8 - Udoka Azubuike - 48 (out for season)

9 tie - Dwight Coleby - 27

9 tie - Mitch Lightfoot - 27

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Frank Mason doesn’t let sore knee keep him from topping ratings vs. Iowa State

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) gets in for a bucket past Iowa State guard Deonte Burton (30) during the first half, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 at Hilton Coliseum.

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) gets in for a bucket past Iowa State guard Deonte Burton (30) during the first half, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 at Hilton Coliseum. by Nick Krug

1 - Frank Mason: Hobbled by a knee he bruised in the first half, Mason still soared for two huge, late defensive rebounds and followed with a tough drive to the hoop to score two of his team-high 16 points. Also led the team with six defensive rebounds and had to guard Monte’ Morris.

2 - Landen Lucas: Did a nice job of establishing position against the much smaller Cyclones and turned it into 14 points and six rebounds.

3 - Devonte’ Graham: Had nine points, eight assists and had as many steals (two) as turnovers.

4 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Rock-solid all-around night. Made 5 of 7 field goals, 3 of 5 3-pointers and grabbed six rebounds.

5 - Carlton Bragg: Crashed the boards hard enough to take five off the offensive glass and totaled 10 points and six rebounds. It was his first double-figure point production since he scored 15 points vs. Siena on Nov. 18.

6 - Lagerald Vick: Made most of his contributions in the first half and finished with eight points, five rebounds, three assists, two blocks, two dunks and a steal.

7 - Josh Jackson: Couldn’t get his shots to drop (3 of 11), but contributed in other ways, picking up eight rebounds, five assists and two blocked shots.

SEASON STANDINGS

1- Frank Mason - 164

2 tie - Josh Jackson - 146

2 tie - Devonte’ Graham - 146

4 - Svi Mykhailiuk - 112

5 - Landen Lucas - 104 (moves up)

6 - Lagerald Vick - 100 (moves down)

7 - Carlton Bragg - 85

8 - Udoka Azubuike - 48 (out for season)

9 - Dwight Coleby - 27

10 - Mitch Lightfoot - 23

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Jackson, Graham, Mason top ratings vs. Oklahoma State

Kansas guard Josh Jackson (11) knocks a ball loose from Oklahoma State guard Lindy Waters III (21) for a steal during the second half, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Josh Jackson (11) knocks a ball loose from Oklahoma State guard Lindy Waters III (21) for a steal during the second half, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

1 - Josh Jackson: Played great down the stretch, especially on the boards and on defense, and finished with 20 points, 11 rebounds, four steals and two blocked shots.

2 - Devonte' Graham: Showed great composure throughout, never losing his aggressiveness, and was the only player who was on from long distance. Made 8 of 14 shots, including 3 of 7 3-pointers, turned it over just once and had four assists and two steals.

3 - Frank Mason: Played 39 minutes and still had enough left in tank to play terrific second-half defense on Jawun Evans, limiting him to four points after an 11-point first half. Mason made just 1 of 4 3-pointers, but compensated well by attacking on drives that led to him shooting 12 free throws. Finished with 22 points, five rebounds and four assists.

4 - Landen Lucas: Dominated the boards in the second half, picking up nine of his game-high 12 rebounds to help KU gain a 27-15 second-half rebounding advantage. The easy buckets Oklahoma State's Mitchell Solomon picked up were a result of teammates' poor rotations when Lucas helped off of him.

5 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Made good things happen when he drove, which made his 1-for-6 shooting from 3 less noticeable than it otherwise might have been. Totaled 14 points and four rebounds.

6 - Lagerald Vick: Hit the boards harder than in recent games, taking three of his five rebounds off the offensive glass, but had a rough game offensively. Missed all three of his shots, didn't pick up an assist and turned it over three times.

7 - Carlton Bragg: His struggles in the paint might have led to less confident shooting overall. Missed a wide-open jumper at the free-throw line in the first half. Then again, he played just nine minutes, so he might have been able to shoot himself hot had he done enough other things to earn playing time.

SEASON STANDINGS

1- Frank Mason - 154

2 - Josh Jackson - 142

3 - Devonte’ Graham - 138

4 - Svi Mykhailiuk - 105

5 (tie)- Lagerald Vick - 95

5 (tie) - Landen Lucas - 95

7 - Carlton Bragg - 79

8 - Udoka Azubuike - 48 (out for season)

9 - Dwight Coleby - 27

10 - Mitch Lightfoot - 23

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Frank Mason tops ratings again vs. Oklahoma, has team headed to top of national rankings

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) puts up a three against Oklahoma guard Jordan Woodard (10) during the second half, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla.

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) puts up a three against Oklahoma guard Jordan Woodard (10) during the second half, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla. by Nick Krug

1 - Frank Mason: Carried the team to a 54-34 second-half domination by scoring 19 of his game-high 28 points and making all four of his second-half 3-pointers, going 5 for 6 for the game. Scored 18 points in the first 10:04 of the second half. Is shooting .549 from 3.

2 - Landen Lucas: Produced his third double-double in four games. Is doing terrific things without getting as much defensive help as he’s lending. Had 10 points, 13 rebounds and two assists. Amazing length-of-the-court, two-hand outlet pass to Devonte' Graham.

3 - Devonte’ Graham: Had 13 points, four rebounds, five assists, no turnovers and two steals. Sensational catch and score on Lucas' outlet pass.

4 - Josh Jackson: Scored 12 of 16 points in a strong second half. Missed all three 3-pointers and is shooting .257 from long distance.

5 - Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk: Terrible first half but rallied to finish with nine points and nine rebounds and has answered a streak of eight consecutive double-figures point totals with two single-figure outputs.

6 - Lagerald Vick: In experienced showed. It will be a while before he figures out how to make terrific athleticism and soft-shooting touch translate to efficient play.

7 - Carlton Bragg: Came out strong, blocking two shots and then faded into oblivion, where he has spent much of his sophomore season. Played 10 scoreless minutes with one rebound and three blocked shots.

8 - Dwight Coleby: Picked up a rebound, a turnover and a foul in two scoreless minutes.

9 - Mitch Lightfoot: Played one minute, missed a shot, turned it over, committed a foul.

SEASON STANDINGS

1- Frank Mason - 146

2 - Josh Jackson - 132

3 - Devonte’ Graham - 129

4 - Svi Mykhailiuk - 99

5 - Lagerald Vick - 90

6 - Landen Lucas - 88

7 - Carlton Bragg - 75

8 - Udoka Azubuike - 48 (out for season)

9 - Dwight Coleby - 27

10 - Mitch Lightfoot - 23

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Frank Mason, closing in on Wilt, tops ratings with 26 points vs. Texas Tech

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) drives inside against Texas Tech forward Zach Smith (11) during the first half, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) drives inside against Texas Tech forward Zach Smith (11) during the first half, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

1 - Frank Mason: Scored 26 points and attempted just 11 field goals. Made 3 of 4 3-pointers and is three points shy of passing Wilt Chamberlain on the all-time Kansas scoring list.

2 - Josh Jackson: Produced a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds to go with three blocked shots and two steals. It’s amazing how quickly he gets back up to rebound his own misses. Third time was charm on one second-half sequence and if he had missed that one he would rebounded it again and given it another shot. Blocked a shot on consecutive possessions to put a charge into the team.

3 - Devonte’ Graham: Made 4 of 8 3-pointers on way to a 20-point night and had a strong defensive performance in 37 minutes on the floor..

4 - Landen Lucas: Had eight points, six rebounds and two blocked shots and played terrific help defense.

5 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Had five points and four rebounds during an off night in which he never quite looked right.

6 - Lagerald Vick: Too often looks indecisive, which keeps him from playing aggressively. Passive play is no way of taking advantage of terrific athleticism. He’ll get better by thinking less and rebounding more. Contributed six points, two assists and two steals, but had just two rebounds in 27 minutes.

7 - Carlton Bragg: Only player with a negative plus-minus for the night. Kansas was outscored by five points when he was on the floor. Still very shaky in traffic, surrenders too many rebounds he should own. Still not defending well without fouling. Had six rebounds in 17 minutes but should have had about 10. Needs to find a way to regain confidence.

SEASON STANDINGS

1- Frank Mason - 136

2 - Josh Jackson - 125

3 - Devonte’ Graham - 121

4 - Svi Mykhailiuk - 93

5 - Lagerald Vick - 84

6 - Landen Lucas - 79

7 - Carlton Bragg - 71

8 - Udoka Azubuike - 48 (out for season)

9 - Dwight Coleby - 24

10 - Mitch Lightfoot - 21

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Outstanding first half puts Josh Jackson at top of ratings vs. Kansas State

Kansas guard Josh Jackson (11) comes in with a put-back bucket against Kansas State during the first half, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Josh Jackson (11) comes in with a put-back bucket against Kansas State during the first half, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

1 - Josh Jackson: Put on an amazing passing exhibition in a first half that featured a way-up-there dunk, 16 points, five rebounds and five assists. Second half didn't go as well and included a technical foul. He finished with 22 points, nine rebounds and six assists, and got away with a bad defensive blunder when he failed to switch onto Dean Wade, leaving him open to miss a shot he usually makes.

2 - Landen Lucas: Became a go-to guy late in the game and produced his second consecutive double-double performance, this time totaling 18 points and 12 rebounds.

3 - Devonte' Graham: Made good decisions at high speeds and had six assists and just one turnover. Made 3 of 7 3-pointers and finished with 13 points in 37 minutes.

4 - Frank Mason: Turned it over five times, but also contributed 15 points and four assists.

5 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Dancing with stars (and the basketball in his hands), Svi took a few extra steps and threw in the game winner. No whistle for the travel meant no overtime necessary. His father was in the stands to witness his 11 points and buzzer-beating game winner.

6 - Carlton Bragg: Turned a couple of great Jackson passes into buckets and produced seven points and three rebounds. Also had two turnovers.

7 - Lagerald Vick: Mostly invisible for 24 minutes. Needs so much work at the defensive end.

8 - Mitch Lightfoot: Committed a foul and made 1 of 2 free throws in three minutes.

SEASON STANDINGS

1- Frank Mason - 126

2 - Josh Jackson - 116

3 - Devonte' Graham - 113

4 - Svi Mykhailiuk - 87

5 - Lagerald Vick - 79

6 - Landen Lucas - 72

7 - Carlton Bragg - 67

8 - Udoka Azubuike - 48 (out for season)

9 - Dwight Coleby - 24

10 - Mitch Lightfoot - 21

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Frank Mason tops ratings with 22 points, seven assists at TCU

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) hooks a pass around TCU guard Michael Williams (2) and TCU forward Vladimir Brodziansky (10) during the first half, Friday, Dec. 30, 2016 at Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, Texas

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) hooks a pass around TCU guard Michael Williams (2) and TCU forward Vladimir Brodziansky (10) during the first half, Friday, Dec. 30, 2016 at Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, Texas by Nick Krug

1 - Frank Mason: Made some tough, tough shots, including one when double-teamed by a pair of tall defenders. Produced 22 points and seven assists with just one turnover and he added two steals and four rebounds. Came up with several big buckets to curb TCU's enthusiasm. Defensively, it wasn't his best effort in stopping penetration, but he was the best offensive player on the floor and played 35 minutes.

2 - Landen Lucas: Made 7 of 9 field goals and totaled 15 points and a career-high 17 rebounds. Seven of his rebounds came at the offensive end.

3 - Lagerald Vick: Effective driving and shooting from behind the 3-point arc (3 of 6) and scored 17 points.

4 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Had some sloppy turnovers and defensive lapses early, but finished with 12 points in 37 minutes and made 3 of 5 3-pointers.

5 - Devonte' Graham: Had six assists and just one turnover, but made just 1 of 7 3-pointers and 3 of 14 field goals. Also had trouble stopping dribble penetration.

6 - Carlton Bragg: Missed a couple of shots in close, but did a nice job on the boards with nine rebounds in 16 minutes.

7 - Josh Jackson: Fouled out in 12 minutes and one of them came on a technical foul after he was whistled for a foul on a questionable call. Threw up airballs on drives and had his poorest night as a Jayhawk.

SEASON STANDINGS

1- Frank Mason - 119

2 - Josh Jackson - 106

3 - Devonte' Graham - 105

4 - Svi Mykhailiuk - 81

5 - Lagerald Vick - 75

6 - Landen Lucas - 63 (moved up)

7 - Carlton Bragg - 62 (moved down)

8 - Udoka Azubuike - 48 (out for season)

9 - Dwight Coleby - 24

10 - Mitch Lightfoot - 18

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Josh Jackson moves to second in season standings by putting on first-half show in Vegas

Kansas guard Josh Jackson (11) dunks against UNLV during the first half, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Kansas guard Josh Jackson (11) dunks against UNLV during the first half, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. by Nick Krug

1 - Josh Jackson: Put on quite a show in the first half and couldn’t get his shots to drop in the second, when his trigger finger grew a little itchy. Finished with 21 points and nine rebounds.

2 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Made 4 of 6 3-pointers and 8 of 14 overall on way to 20 points, six rebounds and two steals. It’s shaping into a break-out season.

3 - Landen Lucas: Didn’t get into foul trouble until the second half and was able to play 27 minutes and total four points and 12 rebounds.

4 - Frank Mason: Not one of his better efforts and still contributed 13 points, eight assists, five rebounds and two steals.

5 - Devonte’ Graham: Scored two buckets early and went cold for rest of the night. Made 2 of 9 shots and misfired on all five 3-pointers.

6 - Lagerald Vick: Needs to be more active than he was on this night. Totaled five points, two rebounds and two blocked shots but turned it over three times in 18 minutes.

7 - Carlton Bragg: Two fouls in seven first-half minutes. Not good. Has to figure out how to play defense without fouling so quickly now that team needs him to play many of the minutes vacated by out-for-season Udoka Azubuike.

8 - Mitch Lightfoot: Two fouls and two points in six minutes.

9 - Dwight Coleby: Two fouls in one minute.

SEASON STANDINGS

1- Frank Mason - 109

2 - Josh Jackson - 102 (moved up)

3 - Devonte' Graham - 99 (moved down)

4 - Svi Mykhailiuk - 74

5 - Lagerald Vick - 67

6 - Carlton Bragg - 57

7 - Landen Lucas - 54 (moved up)

8 - Udoka Azubuike - 48 (moved down; out for season)

9 - Dwight Coleby - 24

10 - Mitch Lightfoot - 18

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Josh Jackson in middle of action again to top ratings vs. Davidson

Kansas guard Josh Jackson (11) pressures Davidson guard Jordan Watkins (2) during the second half, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016 at Sprint Center.

Kansas guard Josh Jackson (11) pressures Davidson guard Jordan Watkins (2) during the second half, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016 at Sprint Center. by Nick Krug

1 - Josh Jackson: He has the same nose for the basketball as a great linebacker does for the football. Always in the middle of the action. Opened the game with a hard drive down the middle of the lane, missed the shot, and a blink later was putting his own miss back in the bucket. Picked up five offensive rebounds during an 18-point, eight-rebound, three-assist, two-steal, one-block effort. Those stats don't reflect the countless other plays he makes to win possessions, such as when he made Davidson point guard Jordan Watkins pick up his dribble then traced the ball everywhere Watkins aimed it, forcing him into throwing a pass that Devonte' Graham intercepted. When the game got tight, Jackson drove to the hoop for buckets.

2 - Frank Mason: Did a terrific job of making Jack Gibbs work for his shots. Gibbs came into the game averaging 24.3 points per game and was limited to 12 points on 3-of-14 shooting.

3 - Devonte' Graham: Scored 10 points, had three assists, three steals and two blocked shots, didn't turn it over once and made all five of his field goals that weren't shot from outside the 3-point arc (0 for 3 from 3). Knows how to be a pest defensively and played aggressively at both ends.

4 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Looks really smooth and quick driving to the hoop, which he does more now than in younger days. Still just 19, Svi is "on the uptick," as coach Bill Self worded it. On a day he made just 1 of 5 3-point shots, he made all three attempts inside the arc. Contributed 13 points, four rebounds and three steals.

5 - Landen Lucas: His body's on the mend and his performance is keeping pace. Totaled eight points and eight rebounds off the bench.

6 - Carlton Bragg: Struggled early but came on strong in the second half. Produced 5 of 7 points and 5 of 8 rebounds in eight second-half minutes. Made 3 of 4 free throws and played well in traffic, not always a strength of his.

7 - Lagerald Vick: Played eight scoreless minutes off the bench in the first half and finished with eight points in 22 minutes. Must find a way to bring same energy as a reserve as he did as a starter or will have to wait a long time for his next start.

8 - Udoka Azubuike: Whistled for two quick fouls, he played just seven minutes and scored five points without picking up a rebound. Doesn't always keep the ball high and when he unconsciously brings it down, he no longer is big and he can lose it as he did in an alternate-possession play with the arrow pointing the other way.

9 - Mitch Lightfoot: Entered the game early, played four minutes and had two points to show for it.

SEASON STANDINGS

1- Frank Mason - 102

2 - Devonte' Graham - 93

3 - Josh Jackson - 92

4 - Svi Mykhailiuk - 65

5 - Lagerald Vick - 62

6 - Carlton Bragg - 53

7 - Udoka Azubuike - 48

8 - Landen Lucas - 46

9 - Dwight Coleby - 22

10 - Mitch Lightfoot - 15

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Jackson blocks five shots, tops ratings vs. Nebraska

Kansas guard Josh Jackson (11) blocks a shot by Nebraska forward Ed Morrow (30) during the first half, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Josh Jackson (11) blocks a shot by Nebraska forward Ed Morrow (30) during the first half, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

1 - Josh Jackson: The game tipped off and he took every possession as a lengthy possession winning streak was on the line and he was about to set the record for most consecutive possessions won. Was all over the court in the first half. Helping off his man to block shots, or swatting his man’s down low, Jackson finished with five blocked shots to go with 17 points and six rebounds.

2 - Frank Mason: Has become such an efficient player that he’s capable of having a quiet game with a loud line in the box score: 17 points, four rebounds and seven assists without a turnover. Made 2 of 4 threes and is shooting .548 from long distance.

3 - Devonte’ Graham: His play of the day came when his pass just past midcourt was blocked. He caught it, executed a spin move without dribbling, drove into lane and hit Jackson, who cut along the right baseline and finished the play with a dunk. Graham barely beat the first-half buzzer with a 30-foot jumper on his way to 14 points. Made 2 of 4 threes and bumping his three-point percentage to .435.

4 - Landen Lucas: Decided not to wear a boot on his sore right foot, which he said cleared his mind. Delivered a game reminiscent of his junior season with 12 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals. Shot 5 of 5 from field and 2 of 2 from line.

5 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Scored 13 of his 15 points in a very active first half. Only thing soft about his first half was his shot. He drove it and dunked it hard. Cheated himself and team of two points when he bypassed breakaway dunk to throw it off backboard for Jackson, who went for a spectacular dunk and failed.

6 - Udoka Azubuike: Doesn’t quite have the hang of always being ready for a lob to come his way, but he did try hard and had seven points, six rebounds and four blocked shots to show for his 16 minutes.

7 - Lagerald Vick: Couldn’t figure out how to make an impact in 25 minutes and finished with three points and one rebound.

8 - Mitch Lightfoot: Three points and a turnover in five minutes.

9 - Dwight Coleby: Played one minute.

SEASON STANDINGS

1- Frank Mason - 93

2 - Devonte' Graham - 85

3 - Josh Jackson - 82

4t - Svi Mykhailiuk: 58

4t - Lagerald Vick: 58

6 - Carlton Bragg: 48

7 - Udoka Azubuike: 45

8 - Landen Lucas: 40

9 - Dwight Coleby: 22

10 - Mitch Lightfoot: 13

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