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Niang Flat in Pacers Loss

Georges Niang’s second NBA Summer League game did not go as well as his first. The former Cyclone and NCAA All-American had a final line of 6 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, and 4 turnovers in the Pacer’s 80-70 loss to the Hornets – nothing too special.

Niang Flat in Pacers Loss

In fact, it was the fewest points Niang has scored in a game since February 18th, 2015 – his junior year at Iowa State – when he scored nine points against Oklahoma State.

However, it was not like Niang shot badly, he only put up six shots on the day, and he made three of them. One of them was this vintage under-the-rim layup.

Niang was quiet after that, not scoring again until midway through the second quarter and ending the half with four points.

Niang’s final bucket did not come until the fourth quarter when he received a beauty of a bounce pass from Glenn Robinson III.

At the end of the day, shooting 50% is nothing to be ashamed of, and it will be interesting to see if Niang can grab more shots during the Pacers’ next game.

Speaking of, Niang and the Pacers will take a brief vacation on Monday and return to the floor on Tuesday, July 5th when they face the Detroit Pistons at 4:00pm CT. The Pistons took down the Knicks 81-49 during their first game of the Summer League season.

LWOS’ Cyclone analyst Connor Ferguson will continue to have coverage and live updates on former Cyclones in Summer League action on his twitter account (@cfchangs9). That includes Abdel Nader of the Boston Celtics and recently picked up Jameel McKay of the New Orleans Pelicans.

All NBA Summer League games can be watched live on NBATV or ESPN3, and stats can be found on the free, NBA GameTime App.

Main Photo Credit – Getty Images, Gary Dineen


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