Bennedict Mathurin linked up with Lu Dort for Montreal Alliance game

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Bennedict Mathurin linked up with Lu Dort for Montreal Alliance game
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Indiana Pacers rookie Bennedict Mathurin on Friday linked up with Oklahoma City Thunder forward Lu Dort to catch a basketball game in their hometown.

The two players were pictured on hand courtside watching the Montreal Alliance host the Newfoundland Growlers of the Canadian Elite Basketball League. However, they were likely not thrilled with the result of the game as the Growlers won, 94-71.

Mathurin and Dort were both born in Montreal and each represent a growing brand of Canadian basketball in the NBA. Mathurin also previously played for Canada in the 2021 FIBA Under-19 World Cup while Dort competed in the Olympic qualifying tournament last year.

Mathurin and Dort have each had notable summers to this point.

Of course, the Pacers drafted Mathurin sixth last month out of Arizona. He had a strong run in the Las Vegas Summer League, earning second-team all-summer league honors after averaging 19.3 points, four rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.3 steals.

On the other hand, Dort signed a five-year, $87.5 million contract extension with the Thunder on July 6 after going undrafted in 2019. He had his best season to date last year after averaging 17.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists.

With the offseason in full swing, Mathurin and Dort each took some time to return home and catch a CEBL game together. Unfortunately, they weren’t treated to a win by the hometown team.

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