ORLANDO, FLA. —
Jake Odum’s NBA dream came a lot closer to reality on Saturday as the Indiana Pacers opened NBA Summer League play against the Brooklyn Nets.
Reality was harsh for the Pacers. The Nets controlled the game and won 101-81 over an over-matched Pacers’ squad.
Odum was one of the few bright spots statistically for the Pacers. The Terre Haute native, Indiana State standout and All-Missouri Valley Conference selection scored 10 points, second-best for Indiana behind Tyler Stone’s 21-point effort.
By the time Odum entered the contest, it was hardly a contest at all. Brooklyn led 26-8 when Odum entered the fray with 2 minutes, 4 seconds left in the first quarter. He immediately drew a foul and went to the free throw line, scoring his first two points.
Odum made two 3-point shots in the first six minutes of the second quarter. Odum scored his other two points at the line near the end of the third quarter.
Odum played 15 minutes overall — most of them coming in the first and second quarters. He was 2-for-5 from the field, including 2-for-4 from 3-point range. He was 4-for-4 at the line. He had two rebounds, one steal and committed two fouls.
Odum had a plus-minus of negative-11, one of six Pacers with a double-digit negative rating.
The Pacers next play 3 p.m. Monday against the Celtics at Orlando’s Amway Center practice court.
Games are available online at nba.com/summerleague.
Indiana Pacers’ Summer League schedule
All games at Orlando,
all broadcast on NBA TV
Saturday Brooklyn L, 101-81
Monday Boston 3 p.m.
Wednesday Oklahoma City 3 p.m.
Thursday Miami 3 p.m.
Friday TBA TBA*
* Championship Day