Alan Anderson

Toronto’s run of good fortune — back-to-back losses aside — has coincided with the return to the lineup of Alan Anderson.

Anderson provided an unexpected boost late last season, when he earned a contract after originally coming aboard on a 10-day stipend.

Now, he is helping power a three-point-reliant offence (Anderson leads the club with 1.9 makes from outside per game) and is helping lead a bench unit that has mostly outplayed the starters over the past couple of weeks.

In all, since Anderson’s Dec. 14 return from a foot injury, Toronto has won 8-of-11 contests.

Though field-goal percentage is not a strength (he shot just 38.1% in December), Anderson is currently sizzling, shooting 47.5% over his past three games (averaging 17 points).

– Reported by Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun