Kai Sotto sits out anew as Orlando blown out by Indiana

Kai Sotto rode the bench anew for the Magic. From the Magic's Facebook page
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Two straight NBA Summer League games, two straight DNP's for Kai Sotto.

The seven-foot-three beanpole stayed on the bench all game long anew for Orlando in an 85-108 loss to Indiana on Tuesday (Philippine Time) at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Coach Dylan Murphy once again opted to play power forward DJ Wilson at the starting center position with Robert Baker as his backup.

Although both players had better outputs this time with 10 points each, the Pacers were just too much for the Magic.

Orlando somehow got things going in the third quarter, but the outcome was in a way settled already as Indiana went on a 34-17 second quarter to pull away for good.

This time, though, the Filipino fans made their voices heard as they chanted "We want Kai!" at some points of the game.

Andrew Nembhard led the Pacers with 21 points, three rebounds, seven assists, and three steals, while Bennedict Mathurin added 17 points, three rebounds, six assists, and one steal.

Isaiah Jackson finished with a double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds.

Caleb Houstan led the Magic with 18 points, five rebounds, two assists, and one steal.

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