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Teague Benched in Second D-League Outing

After a stellar 21-point debut, Marquis Teague followed that performance with a dud

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Teague Benched in Second D-League Outing

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Marquis Teague scored just five points and was benched in his second game with the Iowa Energy of the NBA D-League.

Inconsistent play at the NBA level is what got Marquis Teague sent down to the D-League in the first place. One day after his stellar 21-point performance against the Maine Red Claws in his Iowa Energy debut, Teague had a disappointing outing in his second D-League contest against the same team.

The second-year point guard shot 2-8 from the field and scored just five points while dishing out no assists in just 16 minutes of playing time. He was a virtual non-factor in the Energy’s 101-94 victory over the Red Claws.

If there is a bright side, Teague didn’t turn the ball over and was 1-1 from behind the three-point line in the game.

He started off slowly in the fist quarter, shooting just 1-4 from the field. Teague’s struggles continued into the second quarter where he shot just 1-3, giving him five points on 2-7 shooting by halftime.

In the third quarter he logged just two minutes, and was effectively benched for the rest of the game in favor of former Michigan State guard and Bulls training camp invitee, Kalin Lucas, who finished the game with 15 points and five assists.

The Energy will play their next game on Thursday against the Sioux Falls Skyforce on the road.

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