PORTLAND, Me. — Sixteen points on 7-for-10 shooting, 13 rebounds, and 6 blocks weren’t enough for Tacko Fall in his Maine Red Claws debut.
“I’d give myself a 6 out of 10,” Fall said Friday night at the Portland Expo. “I feel like I probably could have had 10 blocks today. I missed a couple here and there. You’re not going to be perfect every night.”
Despite falling short of his own satisfaction, Fall’s defensive presence against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants garnered several cheers from the sellout crowd of over 2,400 fans. During a one-minute stretch in the first quarter, he forcefully rejected Naz Mitrou-Long before volleyball-swatting Walt Lemon Jr.