On assignment with the Canton Charge, Cavaliers rookie Kay Felder scored 31 points, dished out 12 assists and turned the ball over 5 times. Canton, though, lost 112-107 to Raptors 905 in Game 1 of their playoff series. Felder’s 31 points tie a Charge franchise record.
Canton trailed this game for the first three quarters. But a Cameron Jones bucket with 11:20 go capped off a 11-0 Charge that gave Canton its first lead after trailing by as many as 20.
But Raptors 905’s Alex Toupane went on a 7-0 run of his own to give them a lead. Felder hit a three to cut the lead down to four with four seconds, but it was too little, too late.
Jonathan Holmes scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Canton. Eric Moreland added 11 points and 10 rebounds. Toupane lead all scorers with 41 points.
Felder played pretty well in his game, his 12th with the Charge. He was aggressive form the get-go, even as the Canton offense struggled to settle into a groove. Later in the game, as Canton embarked on its comeback, Felder was one of the driving forces behind it. He particularly had success running the pick and roll, often with Moreland. He also had little trouble creating his own shot. Felder’s five turnovers are an issue - and he’s struggled with turnovers during most of his D-League stint - but he at least was aggressive and comfortable running the show.
Felder has not yet been recalled by the Cavs, who next play by Friday vs. Atlanta, so it’s possible he’ll continue to play for Canton in the playoffs. Game 2 will see the series move to takes place on Saturday with an 8 p.m. tipoff. If the Charge lose, Canton’s season is over.
Check out highlights of Felder’s game below: