April 19, 2024
Malachi Flynn of the Detroit Pistons. Photograph credit score: Display screen shot, @Pistons_PR through X

Former San Diego State standout Malachi Flynn had a profession night time in Atlanta Wednesday for the Detroit Pistons.

Flynn had 50 factors, a profession excessive, off the bench in a 121-113 loss to the Hawks.

In accordance with ESPN, a reserve has scored 50 or extra factors simply thrice for the reason that 1970 season. Jamal Crawford final did so, scoring 51 for the Phoenix Suns in 2019.

With the trouble, Flynn, 25, virtually doubled his pervious profession excessive, 27 factors. He added six rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals in 34 minutes on the court docket.

“It does really feel good to form of take within the second,” the guard instructed NBA.com. “I’m certain a few days from now, it’s going to really feel actually good.”

Flynn’s mark additionally set a file for the Pistons franchise. Detroit is having a woeful season, at 13-63. The previous Aztec, drafted by the Toronto Raptors in 2020, was traded to the New York Knicks in December and was shortly dealt once more, in February, to the Pistons.

In a single season with SDSU, following his switch from Washington State, Flynn led the Aztecs to the 2019-20 Mountain West regular-season championship. He averaged 17.6 factors, 5.1 assists and 4.5 rebounds in 33.5 minutes in 32 video games in a marketing campaign wherein he was named the convention Participant of the 12 months.