NATE ROBINSON TO MAKE HIS SEVENS DEBUT TOMORROW NIGHT
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When the Sevens take on the Maine Red Claws tomorrow night, Nate Robinson will step onto the court in a Sevens uniform for the first time.
Robinson (5-9, 180) won NBA Slam Dunk Contests in 2006, 2009 and 2010. He has 618 NBA games on his resume, with career averages of 11 points, two rebounds, three assists and one steal per game across ten seasons with New York, Chicago, Boston, Denver, Golden State, Los Angeles Clippers, Oklahoma City and New Orleans.
He most recently played in 2015-16 for Hapoel Tel Aviv of the Israeli Basketball Premier League, where he averaged 16 points, three assists, two rebounds and two steals per game. Robinson led the club to the playoffs, where he scored 46 points in a quarter finals matchup, which set a record for most points in a post-season game since 1985.
A collegiate standout at Washington, Robinson was a two-time Pac-12 All-Tournament Team selection (2004, 2005), NABC All-American Third Team selection (2005), AP All-American Third Team selection (2005), Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award winner (2005), Great Alaska Shootout Most Outstanding Player (2005) and Pac-12 All-Freshman Team selection (2003). He averaged 14 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals per game in his college career.
In honor of the 11-year NBA veteran, fans can cause use promo code NATE at sevens.com/promo to get $11 bowl tickets.
The Delaware 87ers (17-16) will try to build off their well-earned win over the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, currently third in the Eastern Conference, by notching a victory over the Maine Red Claws, sitting second in the East.
The Sevens 100-92 win over Fort Wayne featured some of the team’s finest defense of the season. Delaware racked up 11 steals, and the 92 points they allowed represents the third-lowest output by an opposing team this season.
The second-fewest number of points the 87ers have allowed this year is 90, a mark which came in a 109-90 rout of the Red Claws up in Maine. Delaware, however, trails the overall season series 2-1 and tomorrow is the last time these two teams will match up in the regular season.
All three tilts have been rather tight affairs. Maine used quick starts to win at the Bob Carpenter Center on Jan. 4 and at the Portland Expo on Feb. 4, but the total margin of victory across the two games for the Red Claws was just 11 points. The Sevens nearly pulled off comebacks in both instances, including almost rallying from 25 down the last time these two squads took the court.
One player who brings it against Maine is Shawn Long. The D-League All-Star has averaged 25 points and 16 rebounds through the previous three meetings. What’s more, Long is grabbing a staggering eight offensive rebounds per game against the Red Claws.
Maine, the D-League affiliate of the Boston Celtics, is led by Abdel Nader, who was drafted by Boston in the second round last year and puts up 22 points per game. The Iowa State product is also shooting 50 percent against the Sevens this season.
The 87ers are sixth in the East, but still well within the playoff picture.
The game will be broadcast live on The Comcast Network and Facebook Live at 7 p.m. ET. Dei Lynam and Varun Raghupathi have the call.