Tacko Watch: Fall returns for Red Claws, Carsen Edwards makes debut

Nick Friar
December 14, 2019 - 6:45 am

After he missed some time due to a bone bruise on his right knee, Tacko Fall was back on the floor for the Red Claws on Friday. Maine won 127-121 against the Iowa Wolves (Minnesota).

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He only logged 14 minutes, but Fall still finished with 13 points on 5-for-8 shooting (2-for-2 at the free-throw line). Fall also had five rebounds and two blocked shots.

Regarding his rim protection: Iowa’s bigs seemed more intimidated by Fall than their guards — specifically, Jordan McLaughlin. The point guard both blew past Fall on one possession in the second quarter, then drained a fadeaway in the paint against the Celtics’ two-way player soon after. Opposing teams could look for that sort of mismatch in the future if Fall cannot adjust.

Carsen Edwards got some much needed time. He scored 17 points in 28 minutes of action.

After a slow start, Edwards finished 6-for-14 from the floor, but he only went 2-for-9 from three (2-for-2 at the free-throw line).

Both Romeo Langford and Tremont Waters scored eight points apiece.

Waters was more efficient from the floor (4-for-7) than Langford (3-for-9), though the point guard missed both of his 3-point attempts. Langford only made 1 of his 3 long-range shots.

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