Omri Casspi had his own cheering section on Sunday.

"It was a school from Israel," Casspi said with a smile after Monday's practice. "I was surprised because I didn't know they were coming. I met with them after the game. I heard them."

As if inspired by their rhythmic clapping and chanting of his name, Casspi tied his season high with 14 points in 25 minutes off the bench, making five of 10 shots and grabbing five rebounds, a rare bright spot in an ugly season. In his last two games, Casspi is averaging 12.5 points and four rebounds in 20.5 minutes, shooting 52.9 percent (9 of 17). Those numbers are considerably above his season averages of 7.1 points, 3.6 rebounds and 42.7 percent.

"I just felt more comfortable on the court," Casspi said before the team headed to Philadelphia for Tuesday night's game against the Sixers. "I'm just trying to help the team. Unfortunately, it hasn't gone real well for us. I have to keep doing it on a consistent basis."