Tornike Shengelia posts career night in win (VIDEO)

Brooklyn Nets rookie Tornike Shengelia hasn’t gotten much playing time this season — prior to Monday night’s game, the 54th overall pick from Georgia only played 67 minutes the entire season, doing little of consequence in his time on the floor. But with four starters and two bench players resting, Shengelia got his biggest minutes of his career, and he delivered with his first career double-double: 14 points, 11 rebounds, 5-13 shooting from the field, and a team-high +19 in 25 minutes.

Shengelia also recorded two blocks and forced a five-second violation with his on-inbounds defense.


  1. You would think over the course of 80 games, the Nets could have found a way to give this guy a few minutes on one or two nights. Seriously he might be good enough to be in the rotation. He might not. But I don’t know if the Nets have any better clue than we do. I know they scrimmage in practice. But if the Knicks couldn’t figure out that JLin was better than Mike Bibby by watching practice, then I really don’t know what the coaching staff of these teams actually accomplish in practice.

    Toko had a lot of shots rim out. He could have easily gone for 20 and 11. And that was in just 25 minutes of play.