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It's Anthony Bennett's world, and we're all just living in it!
Bennett, the Cleveland Cavaliers forward and most maligned No. 1 overall draft pick in league history through his first few months, finally broke out of his shell in a 109-99 win over the Sacramento Kings, with a career-high 19 points and 10 rebounds.
Per ESPN, this was the fourth time in eight games that Bennett has scored in double figures. He had zero such instances in his first 32 games.
Bennett reveled in his performance, according to NBA.com's Brian Dulik:
This feels great. All the hard work I've put in with the coaching staff and the players is paying off. I was just being anxious before, but now, I've calmed down a little. I just try to have fun, and that's it.
Bennett has been historically bad so far in his rookie season, but he still has months left in this season (and years left in his contract) to show the world he isn't a bust.