NBA Summer League 2014: Chris Babb struggles, Melvin Ejim doesn’t play


In the first day of the NBA Summer League in Orlando, the former Iowa State players got off to a rough start. Chris Babb struggled on the field while Melvin Ejim didn’t play.

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Babb played for 19:30 in the Boston Celtics’ 85-77 victory over the Miami Heat. He had an off day from the field making just 1-of-5 from the field, all from 3-point range. He made 1-of-2 free throws and recorded 3 rebounds, 3 assists, and 4 points.

With 4:28 to go in the first quarter, Babb made his first appearance and made an early impact with an assist on one of Phil Pressey‘s 3-pointers and getting a rebound shortly after. He only attempted one shot in the first half. He made his first shot attempt in the second half with 4:20 to go in the third quarter to increase the Celtics’ lead to 50-46, but would miss his last three attempts.

As for the Philadelphia 76ers’ 83-77 loss to the Orlando magic, Melvin Ejim was nowhere to be seen. He was one of three players that didn’t appear on the court. The 76ers were pretty much led by three players — Ronald Roberts Jr., Nerlens Noel, and Casper Ware — who combined for 47 points.

On the flip side, former Iowa Hawkeye player Roy Devyn Marble led a balanced attack for the Magic with 13 points and added 5 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 assists, and a turnover.

Boston won’t play tomorrow, but Ejim will have another chance as the 76ers take on the Oklahoma City Thunder at 4:00 PM Central. The game will be televised on NBATV.