The Flash fell to the Rio Grande Vipers 110-92 in spite of another strong game from JR Giddens and Bill Walker.
Giddens finished with 17 points on 8-17 shooting to go with 6 rebounds in 38 minutes of play. He had only 1 turnover as well.
Bill Walker started at center and finished with 26 points, 6 rebounds and 1 block. He also fouled out after playing 34 minutes. He had a team high 7 turnovers. He also picked up a technical foul in the fourth quarter.
Here's hoping that the TOs were a resultof Walker playing a strange position. In a sense, any PT is good, but I hope him playing the 5 isn't a regular thing. I don't see any harm---and probably some good---in Giddins playing some 3---but he needs to play mainly 2.
I agree that I would rather not see Walker playing the 5 a lot because that is not the position he needs to be gaining experience playing. He will be playing mostly the 3 with the Celtics and maybe the 4 if we go small, and that is where he should be getting the experience. But it does show Walker's versatility and grit that he is able to play the 5. I like this kid.