Sunday, July 16, 2006

SPL Notebook: Former Bruins Battle Grizzlies

By Jack Rosenfeld, guest contributor
Bruin Basketball Report

In front of over 5,000 spectators at the Pyrmaid in Long Beach, the Los Angeles Lakers Summer Pro League (SPL) squad lost to the Memphis Grizzlies, 88-73.

It was hot inside and outside the gym, and both teams played as if it were the dog days of summer.

Farmar finished the game with 10 points on 4 of 10 shooting, grabbed 5 rebounds, and 2 assists. Farmar scored only two first half points.

In the first half, Farmar looked to pass first and run the triangle offense, but as it happens in summer league games, his teammates would not return the gesture.

Farmar came on strong in the second half, running the fast break and controlling the offense from the point.

Laker second-year player Andrew Bynum struggled scoring just 7 points and racking up 7 fouls - a player can not foul out of summer league games. He also added 4 rebounds and 2 blocks.

Former Bruin Michael Fey played a little over 6 minutes and contributed only 2 fouls to the stat sheet. He was clearly outmatched by his opponent - especially Memphis' Andreas Glyniad, and at least in this game Fey struggled to compete at this level.


(photo credit: Jack Rosenfeld)


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