The NBA season is underway, but it was an unremarkable first week for Notre Dame’s two league representatives. Most people probably didn’t even notice them.
Pat Connaughton scored seven and five points, respectively, in the Milwaukee Bucks’ first two games, which were played against the Philadelphia 76ers and Atlanta Hawks. Exactly half of his four field goals were made from 3-point range. Those field goals came as he shot only 26.7% from the field. Hopefully, he was just working the rust off.
The week was even more uneventful for Blake Wesley of the San Antonio Spurs. He was left on the bench during his team’s first two games and finally saw the floor Oct. 29 against the Los Angels Clippers. By the time he entered the game though, the Spurs were getting blown out, and Gregg Popovich decided to empty his bench. Wesley split a pair of free throws and missed a 3-pointer.
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