With their two latest additions combining for 50 points, the Springfield Armor scored enough points to win under normal circumstances, but in a double-overtime game on the road, it just wasn't. The Armor lost, 119-110 in double overtime to the Mad Ants in Fort Wayne, IN.
Tornike Shengelia, sent down on Thursday, finished with 21 points on 7-of-16 shooting (1-of-5 from three) to go along with 10 rebounds and two assists. He also had nine turnovers. Meanwhile, Kris Joseph, the 6'7" small forward, had another big game. He had 29 points on 10-of-25 shooting, including 5-of-9 from deep. Other contributors included Willie Reed, who continued his strong play with 14 points and six boards, all off the bench. It was the Armor's first loss since Joseph joined the team five games ago.
The hero for Fort Wayne was 6'7" Alabama product Tony Mitchell who the Nets looked at closely before last June's draft. Mitchell ended the game up with 23 points and scored 20 of those points in the last eight minutes of game action. He and Willie Reed were in the Kings training camp and were among the last cuts.
Shengelia is now averaging 26.5 points and 12.5 rebounds. Joseph, who the Armor traded for three weeks ago, is now averaging 23.8 points for Bob MacKinnon. Friday was the Armor's first defeat since they acquired Joseph. Wilie Reed had another strong game, with 14 and 7, which are also his season marks.
- Game Report: Armor at Mad Ants - D-League
- Springfield Armor fall to pesky Fort Wayne Mad Ants 119-110 in double OT - Paul D. Bowker - Springfield Republican