The Clippers beat the Grizzlies in Vegas on Friday, 90-84. If you happened to see the game on NBA-TV, leave a comment with your impressions.
Here is Chris Kaman's line from the game:
21 PTS, 7-9 FG, 7-7 FT, 9 REB
21 points on 9 field goal attempts. That's what Chris Kaman should be doing, especially in Summer League. Unfortunately, there were no dunks, but at least he made all six of his bunnies, and he even converted 3 and-ones! Of course this all came against a guy named James Hughes from Northern Illinois who has no chance of making an NBA roster, but it's something.
Broderick Turner had a piece about Kaman and the Summer League in yesterday's Press-Enterprise.
Al Thornton continues to play well, with another double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds. And Jared Jordan had another nice ball control game with 6 assists against 2 turnovers.
In Thursday's game against the T'Wolves, Thornton and Jordan each had their poorest showings of the Summer League, yet the Clippers got their first win, 85-73. A couple of NBA vets, Paul Davis and Will Conroy, led the team in that one. Kaman did have his only dunk of the summer so far in this game, but he also missed three layups. Good grief.
Guillermo Diaz has struggled with his shot this summer. He's 14 for 44 in 4 games (32%) which does not bode well for his odds of making the team as a combo guard. He'll have another chance to prove himself in camp in October, but he's got to be feeling the pressure at this point.