87ers Coverage: Sevens Can't Shake Mad Ants, Fall 108-100

Well, apparently the Sevens are tanking too! After losing to the mad Ants on Sunday night, the Sevens now fall to 2-8 on the season.

The second quarter is where the wheels really fell off the bus, where the Sevens gave up 37 points (scoring 22), after only being down 24-23 after the first quarter. The Sevens stormed back after half-time and won the third quarter, 29-17, but lost the final quarter 30-26 and lost the game 108-100. HOLY NUMBERS!

The Mad Ants had five players in double figures and shot 51.9 percent from the field for the game.

Kendall Marshall, who can’t stay in the D-League for much longer, had a solid game. Marshall posted another double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds, he also had 4 steals. Marshall, once again, had a poor shooting night, shooting 5-15 from the field. Marshall’s scoring isn’t what should be watched however, he is known as a pass-first point guard and it’s positive to see his assist numbers over 10 once again. His hot shooting that happened during his first few games with the Sevens was going to vanish eventually.

The star for the Sevens was Rodney Williams. Williams had the hot hand all night, scoring 24 points on 10-16 shooting (3-6 from deep).

Thanais Antetokounmpo also had an impressive game (I LOVE THIS GUY, or just his name, OR SOMETHING) with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Antetokounmpo shot 6-14 from the field, but hit 3-6 from deep.

The Sevens rotation continues to confuse me however.

Highly touted prospect, Norvel Pelle only played 11 minutes, scoring two points on 1-4 shooting. The popular, Aquille Carr, also didn’t receive many minutes, scoring 1 point (0-6 shooting) in eight minutes. I’m not sure why Carr isn’t receiving minutes.

My only guess is that Sevens coach, Rod Baker, doesn’t like the fact that Carr comes in the game and gets up as many shots as possible. But, with Carr’s lack in minutes, can you blame him? Carr has proved he can score in bunches and tries to do that every time he steps on the court, don’t blame the guy.

The losses continue to pile up for the Sevens and Carr continues to sit on the bench. The Sevens don’t play again until  December 20th, so hopefully some of these problems can be corrected by then.

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