Red Claws crush Springfield 115-89

Posted Dec. 06, 2009, at 3:57 p.m.

Portland 115, Springfield 89

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Portland Red Claws crushed the Springfield Armor 115-89 after the visiting Maine team jumped out to a first-quarter lead and cruised the rest of the way.

Saturday’s NBA Developmental League game was billed as Crush The Claws Night, but it turned out to be the other way around as the Red Claws ended the first quarter with a 34-23 edge.

In the second quarter, Mario West dunked on a breakaway and the Claws defense forced several turnovers. By the end of the half, the Armor gave up the ball 16 times. The game got out of reach for the Armor in the third quarter.

In its inaugural home game Friday night, Portland beat the Armor 102-79.


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