Former Creighton standouts Doug McDermott and Kyle Korver both scored 16 points as the Atlanta Hawks beat the Chicago Bulls 97-81 in an NBA exhibition game at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha. McDermott missed five straight shots at one point, but would drain his final two shots on the night to finish 5-for-15.
The duo even spent part of the game guarding each other.
“It was fun,” said McDermott. “He kind of hit me with what he did in college, and I kind of hit him with what I did in college. That was fun on my first basket. It was a great match-up and it was a lot of fun.”
Korver heated up early in the fourth quarter, spearheading a 14-2 run that blew the game wide open. He made 6-of-10 shots from the field and 4-of-8 shots from three-point range.
“There’s a lot more faces here than when I was here, which is awesome to see. Just watching how Creighton has grown, and how the fan base has grown, it’s just really awesome to see. I’m so grateful to be here and play in front of these fans again. To see some of these faces that were so important to me 14 or 18 years ago, it’s a really special moment,” said Korver.