Without a Celtics game on to watch, I tuned into Futurecast on NBA.com and watched the Flash game against the Bakersfield Jam. At the half, it looked like the Jam was going to run away with the game as they were playing with a lot more energy than the Flash. Giddens didn't look all that great in the game either.
But, in the second half, it was a different story and Celtics assignee JR Giddens sparked a 4th quarter rally that gave the Utah Flash a 108-92 win over the Bakersfield Jam. Utah outscored Bakersfield 30-13 in the fourth quarter behind a combined 20 points from Giddens and Jazz assignee Kosta Koufos. The Flash recorded a franchise record fifth consecutive victory and improved to 27-15 on the season.
Giddens finished the game with 18 points on 8-12 shooting to go with 8 rebounds, 7 assists, and 1 block. I really like this kid and look forward to seeing what he can do with the Celtics in his second season. On a side note, Former Celtic draft pick Justin Reed had 10 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists for the Jam.
Next game for the Flash is tonight at 7:00 PM vs. Rio Grande Valley. You can watch all D League games live on FutureCast on NBA.com.