Cleveland Cavaliers rookie, Isaac Okoro, recorded 18 points in his first game for the club to help them to a 107-104 win over the Indiana Pacers in their first pre-season game.
Okoro, who was a first round fifth overall pick by the Cavaliers, lived up to the billing having been thrown into the deep by coach John-Blair Bickerstaff.
The small forward scored 18 points, one rebound, three steals and one assist, marking 33 minutes in the game, the highest by any Cavaliers player.
Okoro, who scored the game winner, has promised to continue improving.
“Coming into the game I had a lot of jitters but my teammates gave me the confidence to just shoot the ball when I’m open. I felt I did okay and I also felt I could have done better; I had a couple of steals, a couple of blocks. I’m going to go back and watch the films and see the mistakes I made and try to improve for the next game.” (Punch)