The Springfield Armor are out on the West Coast, visiting Golden State's new affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors, for two games. So far, the Armor have been disappointing, with a 4-6 record after Thursday night's loss to the Warriors.
Springfield was without James Mays (flu), one of the D-League's top rebounders, and it hurt them. The Warriors used their interior presence to dominate the Armor, who were left to try their hand at three-point shots. The Armor did well beyond the arc, with Nets training camp invite Carleton Scott hitting five, Temple product Ramone Moore hitting four and Christian Polk out of UTEP hitting three. Overall, the Armor shot 55.6 percent, 15-for-27. However, they were outrebounded by the Warriors, 43-38, with 6'11" Golden State assignee Jeremy Tyler grabbing 11 to go with his 23 points. Chris Johnson, a 6'11" center who once played for the Nets in summer league, hammered down a half dozen dunks, scoring 24 points.
- Game Report: Armor at Warriors - D-League
Santa Cruz Warriors dunk Springfield Armor behind solid interior play - Jim Siemas - Springfield Republican