Nick Young is averaging nearly 17 points in his last five games and has sparked the Los Angeles Lakers with his swagger and confidence off the bench.

"He is unique," Pau Gasol said of Young. "He is definitely special. He’s a guy that feeds on his own confidence, so when he feels good about himself, he becomes a very effective player and a great scorer. So, tonight he got it going. He hit some big shots. He’s a very skilled offensive player, but he definitely has a personality and we have to embrace it."

Young is the fourth-highest scoring reserve this season, but the guard says the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year award is not currently on his mind.

"I’m just trying to get wins," Young said. "If it happens, there’s some more bragging rights for me to just talk trash and just have fun with it."