Evans was upset, but decided to keep his emotions in check.
"I got frustrated one day when one of my teammates told my coach to take me out the game. I bit my tongue. I didn’t say nothing to (my teammate)," Evans said, according to the New York Daily News.
"But me, knowing me, I usually attack and say something. I bit my tongue. I said, 'Ok' I said, 'Alright, start being aggressive.' So I took it in a positive way, instead of just doing my normal self, like 'What you say? What you say?'"
Good move, Reggie.
During a seven-game stretch from Feb. 19 to March 2, Evans went 2-for-18 from the field and was averaging 1.9 turnovers. But in 11 games since, the 32-year-old is averaging 8.6 points and 16.4 rebounds and shooting 53.1 percent from the field.
On Wednesday night, Evans scored a career-high tying 22 points and pulled down a career-high 26 rebounds. It was the first 20-20 game of his career. Evans leads the NBA with seven 20-plus rebound games this season.