Summer League: Blazers beat the Hornets

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Published: July 14, 2010

With Collison off to get his college degree and Marcus Thornton sitting on the bench watching, the only reason to watch the game was the Hornets 2 rookies.  Unfortunately, after a nice start, Craig Brackins hurt his ankle and was out the rest of the game, so we were left with the Quincy Pondexter and Aubrey Coleman show.

Coleman was pretty good, being much more aggressive this game than he had in the previous two.  He essentially gave up on the whole “point guard” thing and went Jannero Pargo out there, taking long range pull-ups and off the dribble threes.  And, like Pargo did every 5th game, he was raining points.  He had 19 points on 13 shots, 5 reb, 3 steals, 1 assist, and 3 turnovers.

Quincy, on the other hand, didn’t show any remarkable scoring talents, but he continued to come up with intelligent hustle plays.  As the game wore on, they tried to feature him more as a scorer, but it wasn’t really working – he’s not really a one on one creator.  He finished with 11 points on 10 shots, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 3 turnovers.

Brackins, before he got hurt, drilled three three-point shots in a row off of pick and pop shots.  His feet were set, and he let fly and got nothing but net.  Let’s welcome him back as Channing Frye.  Let’s hope we don’t see Antoine Walker again anytime soon.

That’s really all there is to say.  Dragovic was okay, playing smart, and hitting shots, though at that point it was too late.

For the Blazers, Patty Mills looked nice.  Have a good night.

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