Denver rookie Bol Bol shines as NBA scrimmages start


Posted at Jul 23 2020 11:10 AM

Denver rookie Bol Bol shines as NBA scrimmages start 1
Bol Bol (10) of the Denver Nuggets drives to the basket against the Washington Wizards during a scrimmage on July 22, 2020 at The Arena at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida. David Dow, NBAE via Getty Images/AFP

Denver rookie Bol Bol made his debut for the Nuggets in a scrimmage against the Washington Wizards, ahead of the NBA's official restart at the Walt Disney World Complex in Orlando, Florida.

The 20-year-old Bol, who stands at 7-foot-2, was drafted by the Nuggets in the second round of the 2019 Rookie Draft, but did not play in the regular season due to a foot injury.

The son of NBA legend Manute Bol, he put up 16 points, 10 rebounds, and six blocks in the Nuggets' 89-82 win over the Wizards.

Denver All-Star Nikola Jokic had 16 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists in the win.

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Rookie Rui Hachimura led the Wizards with 18 points and nine rebounds.

The Los Angeles Clippers and the Orlando Magic were the first teams to take the court in a scrimmage, with the Clippers seizing a 99-90 victory.

The 40-minute scrimmage marked the first NBA action since the league suspended play in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All teams will play three scrimmages before the official restart of the season on July 30.

Both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George suited up for the Clippers, but it was Lou Williams who led the team in scoring with 22 points. Nikola Vucevic had 18 points, 10 rebounds, and three assists for the Magic.

In another game, the New Orleans Pelicans routed the Brooklyn Nets, 99-68, despite missing rookie star Zion Williamson. Brandon Ingram put up 12 points in the win.

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