Updated: Friday, 03 Dec 2010, 11:20 AM EST
Published : Thursday, 02 Dec 2010, 11:06 PM EST
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - There were nearly as many NBA general managers at the Springfield Armor's game Thursday night as fans. Celtics general manager Danny Ainge, Nets general manager Billy King and 76ers President Rod Thorn were all on hand to watch the Armor defeat the Maine Red Claws 116-112.
Each G.M. had a particular interest in this game. Maine is the Celtics D-League affiliate, and Danny's son Austin is their head coach.
Thorn was watching Craig Brackins, the 76ers rookie was sent down to Springfield to get some game-action. He scored 16 points.
King was there to see 2nd year player Terrence Williams. The Nets made headlines by sending Williams to Springfield as a punishment. Williams missed 14 shots in his D-League debut , but did have the Armor's first triple-double; 16 points, 15 rebounds and 13 assists. Williams was the best player on the floor.
The Armor's Scottie Reynolds had a game-high 26 points and Jameson Curry scored 16.
The announced crowd of 1836 accounted for paid seats, not fans actually at the game, which was closer to 500.
The Armor return to action Saturday night at home against Fort Wayne.