ISU vs Nevada

Seniors Naz Mitrou-Long (L) and Monte Morris (R) celebrate at the end of a game against the Nevada Wolf Pack, March 16 in Milwaukee Wisconsin in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The Cyclones won 84-73, and will play Purdue this Saturday in the second round of the tournament.

Former Cyclone point guard Monte Morris made his season debut for the NBA's Denver Nuggets on Wednesday as the Nuggets knocked off the Los Angeles Clippers in their first game, 107-98.

Morris played 16 minutes off the bench. He led the Nuggets in the first half with four assists, and added four points (2-of-4 shooting) for good measure. Morris finished the game with seven points (3-of-9 shooting), four assists, two rebounds and a steal.

Morris figures to be the backup point guard for Denver while fellow backup guard Isaiah Thomas is out after having hip surgery. Thomas is day-to-day.

Morris played in three games for Denver last year while spending most of the season in the G-League. He finished the 2017-18 season with 10 points and seven assists in 25 minutes.

Morris finished the preseason as the Nuggets' leading scorer.

Niang makes season debut for Jazz

Former Cyclone forward Georges Niang also made his season debut Wednesday for the Utah Jazz.

Niang played two minutes for the Jazz in a 123-117 win over Sacramento. He did not record any stats.

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