Basketball

Monte Morris, Matt Thomas make NBA debuts

Monte Morris was in the starting lineup for the Denver Nuggets Las Vegas Summer League roster on Friday night. The Nuggets lost to the Houston Rockets by a 102-99 final and for the most part, Morris was ok in his NBA debut.

Iowa State’s all-time leader in assists, steals and a bunch of other fun stuff ended his debut with seven points and three assists in 23 minutes of action. Morris, who went 3-of-9 from the field, turned the ball over three times as the team’s starting point guard. Morris was 0-for-1 from 3-point range.

Morris and the Nuggets will play again on Sunday vs. Deonte Burton and the Minnesota Timberwolves (5:30 on ESPN2).

Thomas used sparingly for the Lakers

Matt Thomas made his debut as well. He only played four minutes though. Still, “Matty Ice” went 1-for-1 from the field, scored two points and had a rebound during that time.

The Lakers will play again on Saturday vs. the Celtics and former Cyclone Abdel Nader (7:30 on ESPN).

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