Sunday, July 5, 2015

Recap: Pistons 77, Clippers 69

Stanley Johnson was impressive in his first NBA game. He was sensational in his second.
It hasn't taken long for the eighth overall pick out of the University of Arizona to make his presence felt at the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League.
After posting 13 points, four rebounds and three assists on Saturday, Johnson topped that performance with 24 points and nine rebounds on Sunday in Detroit's 77-69 victory over the L.A. Clippers.
"He has really grasped concepts very quickly and he spends a lot of time off the court trying to become a really good NBA player," Pistons Summer League coach Bob Beyer said. "I was happy with the way he played today. He has confidence with his abilities."
He has also been as advertised on the defense end, which helped him skyrocket up mock draft boards in the months leading up to the draft. Johnson racked up three steals and helped limit the Clippers' starting forwards (Royce White and Jordan Hamilton) to a combined two points and 0-of-7 shooting from the floor.
Nate Wolters, who played in 21 games last season for the Bucks and Pelicans, kept the Clippers within striking distance down the stretch. He finished with 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the floor and he made the team's only 3-point field goal. L.A. went 1-for-14 from long distance.
Kammeon Holsey contributed 16 points for the Pistons, who take on the Miami Heat on Monday at 5 p.m. ET. The Clippers have Monday off before returning to action on Tuesday when they clash with the Thunder at 5 p.m.

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