Ty Lawson double-doubles in return to the starting lineup on Sunday

Sacramento Kings point guard Ty Lawson drew a start on Sunday, racking up 20 points, 11 assists, 2 rebounds and 1 steal in 28 minutes of action as the Kings fell 135-128 to the Houston Rockets.

What It Means:

Lawson has been in and out of the starting lineup, while also getting plenty of days off for rest as the Kings focus on getting their young players minutes in what are largely meaningless games down the stretch of the regular season while they're out of playoff contention.

Lawson has averaged 9.7 points, 4.8 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 25.0 minutes per game in his first season with the Kings. He ranks ninth among Kings players and only 353rd in the NBA with a -1.7 nERD.