Topic: Jamal Crawford Summer Pro-Am
You are viewing the most recent posts on this topic.
August 17, 2013 at 8:41 PM
Blake Griffin made his Seattle debut special.
The three-time NBA All-star scored a game-high 51 points on Saturday, which included 12 crowd-pleasing dunks. He led his team to a 136-122 victory at the Jamal Crawford Summer Pro-Am.
Crawford finished with 49 points and a handful of highlights.
Aziz N’Diaye provided resistance against Griffin. However, the former Washington center also drew boos from the crowd after he delivered hard fouls on Griffin on three straight possessions to prevent a basket.
N’Diaye had 19 points and former UW guard Venoy Overton added 11. Mike James, who played at Lamar University, scored a team-high 24 points and former Gonzaga guard Steven Gray added 18.
However, the game’s biggest surprise was Tramaine Isabell. who poured in 20 points in 23 minutes. The 6-1 guard helped Lakeside High to the 3A state title game last year and gave a verbal commitment to play at Washington State.
August 17, 2013 at 6:35 AM
Three-time NBA All-Star Blake Griffin headlines a star-studded lineup Saturday at the Jamal Crawford Summer Pro-Am.
“After last week, I didn’t think we could top that, but I think (Saturday) is going to be crazy,” Crawford said referring to last Sunday’s capacity turnout, which came to see Kevin Durant’s return to Seattle. “Blake is a bonafide star. He’s as big as it gets in our league.”
Griffin, the 2011 NBA slam dunk champion, is scheduled to play 4 p.m. Saturday at Seattle Pacific University’s Royal Brougham Pavilion. Tickets are $5.
Kyrie Irving, who played Friday night, may also play in today’s game. The one-time All-Star and 2012 rookie of the year thrilled fans during an entertaining game that paired him with former Sonics rookie Jeff Green and former Washington guard Abdul Gaddy against Tony Wroten Jr., the former UW standout and Memphis Grizzlies guard, former UW center Aziz N’Diaye and Shaqquan Aaron, the former Rainier Beach High standout who is headed to Louisville.
Wroten had a monster night. He finished with a game-high 44 points on 15-of-40 shooting. He connected on 11 of 13 free throws, but just 3 of 15 three-pointers. He also had 13 rebounds, eight assists and seven turnovers in 40 minutes.
Irving wasn’t too shabby either (video highlights below). He had 32 points on 13-for-30 shooting and was 3 of 11 from downtown. He also delivered 11 assists and played 38.39 minutes while leading his squad to a 127-118 victory.
Green and Ryan Anderson, the former Rainier Beach High standout who starred at Nebraska, each added 20 points. Gaddy had 14.
Green, who played one season for the Sonics, was a crowd favorite Friday.
Meanwhile, N’Diaye and Aaron were surprising standouts.
N’Diaye dominated inside against smaller competition. He finished with 28 points on 11-for-13 shooting and 21 rebounds.
Aaron was one of the youngest players on the court, but he more than held his own against his NBA counterparts. He often challenged Green on both ends of the court. Aaron had 22 points in 21 minutes.