Before we get started, let me say that my stream to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants-Canton Charge game cut out about four times, so I saw the Mad Ants’ 97-81 loss in chunks. From what I saw, here’s what I picked up on.
Khris Middleton played poorly. He shot 3-16 from the floor. 3-16. He also had six points and six rebounds while playing only 28 minutes. He had five assists, which was nice to see. At least he did something. Overall, though, it was a disappointing sight to see such a poor performance after two solid performances to begin with.
Kim English, on the other hand, played better. He was second on the team in points with 15 while playing 33 minutes, but the most impressive stat is that he was 7-12 from the floor, which is 58.3% field goal shooting. He also had six assists, proving that he scored points unselfishly and spread the ball around nicely. It was another promising performance, reaffirming my beliefs that English could find himself in the rotation at shooting guard for the Pistons in a short amount of time.
The Mad Ants next game is away on Friday against the Maine Red Claws at 7:00 p.m. The game will be streamed on the D-League’s YouTube channel.