2020 Vision: Day 6 Recap
- By The Commissioner, Day 6, 2020
Tritons 106 Renegades 105
Tonight’s marquee matchup saw Oakland escape with a tight road victory behind Marcus Ivory’s 38 points. Last season’s MVP got the best of Linton Hughes and Rashard Stevens, shooting 60% from the floor. Keith Humphries continued to impress with 18 points and 11 assists.
New York shot 4/19 from three and the guards were mostly ineffective. Jerome Bradley had 28 points and 7 boards but turned it over 6 times.
Hurricanes 119 Devils 103
New Orleans snatched a big road victory but lost star center Leon Bowen, who clashed knees with Ryan Pierce and was forced to the locker room. Bowen, who had 30 points and 12 boards and is averaging 28 and 10 on the season, will miss approximately three weeks with a sprained ACL.
Pierce had 28 and 11 and Tyson Kuberka 26 points and 14 assists. Reggie Hodges was awful, shooting 0/11 for 0 points. Jermaine Wade had 9 points and 3 steals off the bench in 26 minutes.
Orpheus Swayda had 28 points and 11 boards, while Taquan Slattery had 22 and 11, but neither could stop the low post domination of Bowen and Pierce.
Fireballs 85 Stars 101
Last year’s scoring title winner Tezale Craig had 30 points, 6 boards and 5 steals, and Antoine Peeler had 22 points, 7 rebounds and 6 steals as Nashville ran Los Angeles off the floor with a 16 point win.
Chris LaCruz had 15 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists, but couldn’t get the offense going for LA. Drayton Banks struggled again with 6 points, 6 boards and 5 turnovers, while Jordan Carstensen had 15 points and 10 boards, but shot 6/18.
Skyhawks 90 Scorpions 101
The smothering Las Vegas defense returned, and Omar Grant led the Scorpions to an 11 point home win against the St Louis Skyhawks.
The STL Triple Towers experiment is only a few games in but Marcus Wright, playing SF, was shown up by Dontay Sowder, shooting just 2/10 for 5 points. Sowder had 16 points and 10 boards. Mark Hunter continues to improve, scoring 17 and grabbing 11 boards. The Skyhawks backcourt of Jevon Novak (19p7a) and Donnell Wallace (15p) matched up well with the tall Las Vegas guards of Hilton Phillips (14p8r) and Lorenzen Eyles (16p) but ultimately the Scorpions superior firepower was too much.
Kings 113 Rockets 120
The whispers that the game had passed the Austin Rockets by seems to be premature, as Kaiama Nyambi (33p, 19r) and Reggie Goodwin (29p, 10r) taught the young Cincinnati squad a lesson in a 7 point win.
The Kings - despite 20 from Pace LaGarde, whose return from his ACL injury has been smooth, and 21 from Lamar Claxton - had no answer for Nyambi or Goodwin, who ran riot the whole game.
Richmond Benson, the Kings’ #26 pick who has impressed in his limited minutes so far and has already spawn a “Bensanity” meme, had 12 points, 6 boards and 2 blocks in 19 minutes.
The Rockets also got 21 points and 12 assists from Rubin Wingfield and 12 points from Shandon James.
Jaguars @ Vultures
Huskies @ Lightning
Warriors @ Cyclones
Hurricanes @ Kings
Jailbirds @ Knights