The team's leading scorer struggled in his playoff debut at the weekend, but bounced back with 30 points in the 100-95 win over the Nets last night, which leaves the series level at 1-1.
The coach told reporters: "He bounced back, refocused. Making those free throws down the stretch was huge. For him to come through after a tough first game and everyone doubting him, I was really happy with that."
The shooting guard averaged 22.7 points per game during the regular season.