No word yet on Markel Brown's status after his bruised knee on Friday, but Cory Jefferson continues to play well for the Maine Red Claws, who've won two straight since the Nets rookies joined the roster. Maine has the D-League's best record at 15-3.
For the second straight game, the 6'9" Jefferson scored 11 points off the bench, this time adding nine rebounds and four blocks, all in only 23 minutes. Maine beat the Delaware 87ers, 137-130. "He’s can change shots and bail us out every once in a while," Maine coach Scott Morrison said of Jefferson.
Maine fell behind by 17 at half time, but slowly creeped back. The game remained close until Chirs Babb converted a three-point play just before the shot clock expired, Jefferson blocked a shot and point guard Tim Frazier hit a three-point dagger from the top of the key to make it 127-120.
Frazier led the Red Claws with 34 points and 12 assists while James Young, who the Celtics took with the Nets pick in last June's draft had 27, including three straight three-pointers in the comeback.
Brown, who was to be re-evaluated Saturday, is still listed as day-to-day. He hurt his knee while going for a rebound in his D-League debut and had to be carried off the court. But the initial diagnosis was a bruised knee.