Three Aces: Knicks Bright Spots Against Charlotte

By Ben Horney, Knicks fan since '94

C.J. Leslie: 15 points (6-of-15 shooting), 5 rebounds, 1 steal

Leslie continued to make plays, leading the shorthanded Knicks Summer League squad with 15 points. Behind a blistering first step deserving of a patented "feline quickness" from Walt Clyde Frazier, Leslie elicited "oohs" and "ahhs" from the Cox Pavillion crowd, especially during a spectacular first half (13 points on 6-of-12 shooting, four rebounds) that featured a couple of thunderous throwdowns. Even on the shots that don't fall, Leslie looks the part.

Toure Murray: 8 points (3-of-7 shooting) 2 rebounds, 3 steals

For the third consecutive game, Murray was excellent. The lone assist he recorded in the box score does not properly indicate how composed he looked as a leader on the offensive end, and defensively he played the part of pest to perfection. His persistent pestering on the perimeter led to three steals. And not for nothing, Murray's plus/minus of -2 was tied for best on the team.

Terrence Jennings: 10 points (5-of-9 shooting), 5 rebounds

Despite playing less than 20 minutes, Jennings left his mark on this game with an efficient performance. Besides scoring 10 points on nine shots, Jennings snatched five rebounds (three offensive), which is a particularly impressive feat against an imposing Bobcats front line that featured this year's 4th overall pick Cody Zeller, along with fellow giants Jeffery Taylor and Bismack Biyombo.