Top 5 Notes From the Suns-Raptors Game

Lawal scored 10 of his 18 in the final period.
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Stefan Swiat,
Posted: July 10, 2010

In their second game of the NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League, the Suns were routed 103-69 by the Raptors on Saturday. Check out five notes from a game that the players hope will be quickly swept underneath the rug.

1) Suns second-round draft pick Gani Lawal, who only had six points at the half and eight at the end of three quarters, went 4-of-5 in the fourth period to finish with 18 points and six boards on 7-of-11 shooting. If Lawal shot just a hair better than 4-of-11 from the line, he would’ve had himself his first 20-point outing. As it was, the former Georgia Tech star led all Suns scorers, while Earl Clark was next with 15 points.

2) The Suns, who led the league during the regular season in field goal percentage, shot a woeful 32 percent from the floor, 14 percent from behind the arc and 50 percent from the line Saturday. The Raptors, on the other hand, shot 56 percent from the field and 40 percent from downtown.

3) Scottie Reynolds, who was an All-American point guard at Villanova, became the only First Team All-American in history to go undrafted in the NBA. Even more unfortunate for Reynolds is that he’s been unable to play due to an injured Achilles that he suffered during the pre-Draft workouts.

4) The Suns’ other second-round pick, Dwayne Collins, has also been unable to play thus far in Las Vegas due to injury. The 6-8 forward out of Miami has the nickname Mr. Irrelevant tattooed on the back of his left hand after being selected with the last pick of the 2010 NBA Draft. Although Collins expects his injured knee to be recovered by the final game of the week, he will most likely miss that contest for precautionary reasons. In an unrelated story, Collins is a huge fan of Disney (particularly Aladdin) and is currently sporting basketball sneakers with Mickey Mouse painted on them.

5) Rookie big man Shaun Pruitt, who didn’t play on Friday against the Rockets, totaled 10 points, seven rebounds and a block in just 13 minutes. The 6-10 forward/center out of Illinois averaged a double-double in Puerto Rico last season.

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