Kiwi Gardner Is Back: Warriors’ Fan Favorite Drops 16 in Return Appearance

By Brian Kotloff | January 7, 2015

Kiwi Gardner‘s second season with the NBA D-League’s Santa Cruz Warriors hasn’t gone as planned — it certainly hasn’t fallen in line with his storybook Summer League stint with Golden State.

The YouTube sensation has hardly been featured on YouTube, in fact, since he’s been either injured or riding the bench.

That changed on Tuesday, when the 5-7 guard was back to his electrifying ways.

Returning to Fort Wayne, where he joined Santa Cruz in last season’s NBA D-League Finals, Gardner poured in 16 points (5/6 FG) and dished out six assists in just 16 minutes of action.

And with starting guard Elliot Williams called up to Utah, it may be time for Gardner’s underdog rise to continue.

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