For those still waiting for an exciting game from a former Cyclone, it hasn’t come yet. Melvin Ejim was the only one to score points and nobody made a field goal in day three of the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
Ejim knocked down a couple of free throws for the San Antonio Spurs, finishing with 2 points, 1 rebound, and 1 personal foul in nearly 8 minutes of action. He only attempted one shot in the game and missed it. It came at the 3:08 mark in the 3rd quarter when San Antonio trailed Cleveland 54-42.
The Cavaliers led 25-11 after the first quarter and held on to the lead, winning 82-70 in the end. Anthony Bennett impressed with 13 points and 14 rebounds, firing at an efficient 5-of-8 from the field and completely dominating the boards on the defensive end. Will Cherry came off the bench and had a team-high 21 points.
Neither DeAndre Kane nor Craig Brackins scored in their games. Los Angeles got whooped by New Orleans 90-73. Despite playing for nearly a whopping 18 minutes, Kane went 0-of-3 from the field and netted a -19 for the team, but he did have a team-high 5 assists and picked up a rebound.
Julius Randle made his debut with the Lakers and started at center. He had 10 points, 2 rebounds, and 3 personal fouls. Courtney Fells came off the bench for New Orleans and shot 9-of-13 from the field (4-of-6 from the perimeter) and recorded a game-high 25 points.
Brackins only clocked 2:34 of playing time and had nothing but goose eggs in his stat line. Portland defeated Houston 75-67.
Four Cyclones will be in action tonight, including two of them squaring off together in the same game. (Central times listed)
- Spurs (Ejim) vs Pelicans – 5:30 PM, Web: ESPN3
- Heat vs Clippers (Clyburn) – 7:30 PM, Web: ESPN3
- Warriors (McGee) vs Lakers (Kane) – 9:00 PM, TV: NBATV