It was as close as we’ve seen to Ed Davis struggling.
Davis couldn’t get to the offensive glass and couldn’t keep from getting whistled for fouls. He got a couple of inside takes to go, including a nice one-handed dunk, but Friday was one of Davis’ least-effective outings of the season.
A night after scoring an NBA G League career-high 43 points for the Long Island Nets, Theo Pinson had his most effective outing as an NBA player on Friday. He knocked down the first 3-pointer of his NBA career, made some nice moves off the dribble and played well defensively.
Pinson went undrafted last June primarily because of concerns over his outside shooting, but Pinson shot the 3 well in Summer League play for Brooklyn, earning himself a camp contract and later a two-way deal.
In 19 G League games, Pinson has shot 39 percent from 3-point range, so those questions have been answered. Finally getting one through the hoop at the NBA level breaks the ice and should make the next one easier to drop.
He’s got the tools to be an effective rotation player with more experience.