Tacko Watch: Fall scores season-low, Carsen Edwards lights up Grand Rapids

Nick Friar
December 15, 2019 - 4:04 pm
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For the first time in his eight games with the Red Claws, Tacko Fall scored less than 10 points in a game. He only finished with six on 2 of 5 shooting (1-for-2 at the free-throw line) in Sunday’s 108-103 win, despite playing 21 minutes — after scoring 13 while playing a season-low 14 minutes in his Red Claws return on Friday.

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Much like the Iowa Wolves (Minnesota) did on Friday, the Grand Rapids Drive (Pistons) weren’t as hesitant to attack Fall in the paint as opposing G League players have previously been. However, after enough drives, Fall blocked a pair of shots in the fourth. From there, Grand Rapids attacked the rim a little differently and struggled to finish.

And with Fall’s improved defense late in the game, Maine head coach Darren Erman left him out on the floor deep into the fourth quarter — another good sign for the center.

Carsen Edwards and Tremont Waters were on the court with Fall in the fourth, and they had a field day in Grand Rapids. Both scored 28 points.

Edwards went 4-for-8 from three, 9-for-18 overall. Though he did miss 3 of his 8 free throws, and he turned the ball over four times. Edwards also had six steals and five assists.

More importantly, Edwards attacked the rim aggressively and played a major role in closing out the game for Maine.

Waters went 6-for-11 from the floor, 3-for-4 from three and 8-for-8 at the line. He had five rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Langford logged 19 minutes — none of which came in the closely contested fourth quarter. He had a pair of blocked shots, but Langford failed to score, missing all five of his attempts (0-for-2 from three).

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