D.J. Kennedy scored 22 points to lead the Erie BayHawks to a fifth consecutive win, 105-91, at Erie Insurance Arena on Friday night. The BayHawks (7-4) have the longest active winning streak in the D-League.
Demonte Harper had a season-high 18 points off the bench for the BayHawks, who shot 10-of-20 from 3-point range. Cory Joseph led the Toros (7-6) with 21 points. Last season, Austin eliminated Erie in the first round of the D-League playoffs.
The BayHawks play Fort Wayne tonight at 7 at Erie Insurance Arena. The Indiana Pacers have sent down Miles Plumee and Orlando Johnson to the Mad Ants (4-10), who have added former Clevleand Cavaliers forward Luke Harangody. Fort Wayne also has the top pick from the 2012 D-League draft in JaJuan Johnson.
Point guard Nick Covington made 5-of-6 shots from 3-point range in leading the Erie BayHawks to a 99-84 win against the Iowa Energy at Erie Insurance Arena. Here are highlights from Friday night’s game.
The Erie BayHawks dipped below .500 for the first time this season after losing Friday night at Sioux Falls, which is only unbeaten team left in the D-League.
Former NBA point guard Troy Hudson led the Skyforce (5-0) with 27 points. D.J. Kennedy paced the BayHawks (2-3) with a game-high 28 points and eight rebounds. Here are highlights from last night’s game.
The Erie BayHawks haven’t played a game in a week. That’s been a good thing for D.J. Kennedy.
In last Friday night’s 109-100 win at Fort Wayne, Kennedy took a hard fall on his back on a drive to the basket with 7 minutes, 26 seconds left in the third quarter. Going up for a layup, Kennedy got fouled by JaJuan Johnson, who was trying to block the shot.
Go to the 1:32.04 mark of the replay to see the foul.
Kennedy said earlier this week he expects to play tonight at 7:30 at Canton, but said he could have played had Erie played earlier this week. Erie (1-0) will play the Charge (0-3) again in a back-to-back Saturday in its home opener.
“I would have just prepared myself to play,” Kennedy said. “I wouldn’t have known until I really got out there if I could play, but if I can’t be effective, I’m not going to risk it.”