The Cougar NBA tracker, Brandon Davies, summer league, game 5: Davies plays well in win

Orlando used a terrific shooting performance from downtown to drill the Indiana Pacers 98-74 on Friday afternoon in Orlando. The Magic Blue squad hit 13-of-27 attempts from beyond the arc to run away from the Pacers on the last day of the Orlando summer league.

Jordan Sibert and Jabril Trawick led the way for the Magic in the win. Sibert had 18 points on 5-for-7 shooting from distance with four rebounds while Trawick finished with 16 points on 6-for-10 shooting from the floor to go along with four rebounds and four assists.

Tyler Harvey and Nnanna Egwu also came up big for the Blue as they improved to 2-3 on the week. Harvey totaled 12 points on 4-for-7 shooting from 3-point range while Egwu chipped in with 11 points on 4-for-4 shooting from the field and 3-for-4 from the free-throw line. He added 11 rebounds, three blocks and two assists.

Maurice Walker and TaShawn Thomas had nice showings for the Blue as well. Walker had 10 points on 3-for-5 shooting from the field with three rebounds while Thomas had eight points on 50 percent shooting with seven rebounds and two assists.

Joe Young carried the load for the Pacers in the loss with 28 points on 11-for-23 shooting from the floor. Jon Octeus managed 11 points on 50 percent shooting with five rebounds, four steals and three assists while Jarell Eddie also totaled 11 points. Christian Watford also had a solid performance with seven points, 10 rebounds, four assists, two blocks and two steals.

Brandon Davies had his best performance in the five games with Orlando. He finished with nine points on 2-for-3 shooting from the floor, including 1-for-2 from 3-point land and 4-for-4 from the free-throw line. He added four rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot in 14:16.

His first basket of the game came midway through the first quarter when he faced up from the wing and knocked down a 3-point shot with a defender in his face. He added the six more points in the fourth quarter when he showed much more aggressiveness on the offensive end than he had all week. He started it off with a pair of free-throws after he got fouled on the block. He hit his next two from the charity stripe after he grabbed an offensive rebound and drew contact with a pump fake to get his defender in the air. He finished off the scoring with a little push shot from just outside the paint on an out-of-bounds play.

His most impressive play of the day came on the defensive end when he made a highlight-reel block on an attempted lay up late in the fourth.

For the summer, Davies averaged four points on 50 percent shooting from the floor and 100 percent shooting from the free-throw line. He added 2.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 12.6 minutes.


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